Chris Burdick head shot

Chris Burdick is leading in the race for the 93rd Assembly District. 

Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick is the likely winner of the contest for New York state Assembly in the 93rd District, according to preliminary election results.

In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Burdick said, “Although the results will not be official for at least several days, it’s clear that I have won my race for NYS Assembly.”

As of Wednesday morning, the Westchester County Board of Elections reported Mr. Burdick, a Democrat, had 30,465 votes, or 61%, to Republican John Nuculovic’s 19,270 votes, or 39%. 

Those totals included the additional lines on which each candidate appeared: Working Families and Independence for Mr. Burdick, and Conservative for Mr. Nuculovic.

The totals do not include absentee ballots, which the Westchester County Board of Elections was expected to begin counting today, Wednesday, Nov. 4. Those ballots delivered by postal mail had to be postmarked by Nov. 3, but are still being accepted. According to an official with Mr. Burdick’s campaign, figures from the Board of Elections show that, as of Nov. 1, there were around 15,000 absentee ballots returned, of which almost 9,000 were from registered Democrats and less than 2,500 were from registered Republicans, with the rest split among minor parties and unaffiliated voters.

The Westchester County BOE website provided a further breakdown of the current tally, showing the separate totals from the week of early voting. Mr. Burdick was reported to have 18,421 early votes to 5,704 votes for Mr. Nuculovic. Early voting ran from Oct. 24 to Nov. 1.

The BOE will not certify the election result until all votes, including absentee ballots, have been tabulated, which will probably be sometime next week.

The 93rd Assembly District includes the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.

Jeff Morris is a staff reporter at The Record-Review where he covers the Town of Bedford and the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. Prior to joining the paper he was a reporter and columnist for the Lewisboro Ledger and a business magazine editor.

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