YORKTOWN, NY – On Tuesday, Matt Slater defeated Supervisor Ilan Gilbert by six points, leading the new Republican majority to victory. Joining Councilman Tom Diana and Councilman Ed Lachterman, Slater will officially take office on January 1, 2020.
“I am so honored and humbled to lead the community I was raised in,” Slater said. “There are so many people to thank but it starts with my wife, kids, Mom and Grandmother. We have a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to get started.”
Slater, a first time candidate, earned 5,543 votes according to the unofficial count by the Westchester County Board of Elections giving him a 600 vote lead. Previously, Slater served as Chief of Staff to New York State Senator Terrence Murphy.
“Supervisor Gilbert has graciously offered a smooth transition in the coming weeks,” Slater continued. “Our organization is already in the process of putting a transition team in place which we will announce in the near future.”
Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana was the top vote getter with 5,510 votes for the Yorktown Council race followed by Councilman Ed Lachterman who received 5,045.
Councilman Diana said, “I would like to thank the voters in Yorktown who came out and put their trust in me for another four years. I pledge to continue to work for all the residents of our great town.”
Councilman Lachterman added, “I would like to thank all of those that helped with this election and all of those who came out to support me at the polls. I look forward to serving the town of Yorktown for another four years! God bless you all.”
Yorktown Justice Gary Raniolo was also elected to another four year term.