Election Night Updates: Belmont Wins

A big night for Harrison Republicans.

The votes are in, and Patch is on the scene. Read up on your newly elected Harrison representatives.

Harrison Mayor

Joan Walsh is seeking her third term in office after serving four years as Harrison's supervisor. Prior to taking office, Walsh, 77, served as Harrison Town Clerk for 13 years and spent four years working for fellow Democrat Nita Lowey.

She is a graduate of Seton Hill College.

Ron Belmont, meanwhile, served as the supervisor of Harrison's recreation department for 25 years before his retirement last fall. He entered this year's race as a challenger, earning the Republican endorsement this summer while serving as a consultant for the department.

Belmont, 58, graduated with an M.S. from Lehman College and a B.S. from Ashland University.

Election results are as follows:

37% (1,643) - Joan B Walsh (D)

63% (2,852) - Ronald Belmont (R, C, IN)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.


Town Clerk

Jackie Greer,48, is making her first run at public office. She has the Republican and Conservative endorsements. She is a graduate of Simmons Business School and has worked as an executive assistant for Coca Cola Bottling Company and the Kemwel Group Inc. as well as a senior pre-school teacher for the Church of the Resurrection.

Frank Corvino, 23, is a Democrat running on endorsement of the Independence Party. He is a graduate of Pace University with a B.S. in computer information systems and a minor in business. He is also running for public office for the first time.

Election results are as follows:

41% (1,754) - Frank S Corvino (D, IN)

59% (2,484) - Jacqueline Greer (R, C)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.


Town Council

Pat Vetere (D) is an incumbent who has served on the Harrison Town Board for 24 years. Before joining the board he served on Harrison's architectural review board for five years. He is a graduate of Harrison High School.

Harrison's second incumbent Fred Sciliano (R) is seeking his second four-year term on the Harrison Town Board. Sciliano, 56, has a B.S. in civil engineering technology from Fairleigh Dickenson University and currently works as a senior vice president for CW Brown Inc. in Armonk. 

Democratic challenger Howard Hollander is making his first run at public office. Hollander, 48, is endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families Parties. He has a B.S. degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and works as a captain with American Airlines.

Steve Malfitano (R) is hoping to make a return to the Harrison Town Board after serving two terms as Harrison Supervisor from 2002-2007. Malfitano, 54, is a graduate of Villanova University, with a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance. He currently works as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Election results are as follows:

21% (1,757) - Patrick A Vetere (D, IN)

21% (1,730) - Howard B Hollander (D, WF)

30% (2,517) - Fred Sciliano (R, C)

28% (2,280) - Stephen Malfitano (R, C, IN)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.


Town Justice

Marc Lust and Ronald Bianchi are incumbents looking to hold their positions against challengers Pasquale Gizzo and Nelson Canter.

Bianchi and Lust both have the Democratic endorsement. Canter and Lust are endorsed by the Republicans. Gizzo and Canter are endorsed by the Conservative Party, while the Independence Party is endorsing Bianchi and Canter.

Election results are as follows:

38% (2,893) - Marc J Lust (D, R, WF)

25% (1,876) - Ronald B Bianchi (D, IN, WF)

25% (1,870) - Nelson E Canter (R, C, IN)

12% (943) - Pasquale G Gizzo (C)

Percentages from 17 of 20 districts reporting.

Proud Citizen November 09, 2011 at 03:30 AM
60% - Frank S Corvino (D, IN) 40% - Jacqueline Greer (R, C) Percentages from 12 of 20 districts THIS IS WRONG GREER IS UP 60% to 40% And the Witch is Dead!
Nurse Ratched November 09, 2011 at 03:55 AM
FBEEFORE November 09, 2011 at 03:59 AM
WOW Can you say BLOWOUT? How humiliating for Walsh and Vetere!! Guess your Malfitano bashing didnt work!! Congrats to the BELMONT TEAM for the most decisive victory in the history of Harrison Politics!!! Now its time for me to have a shot of GFY Don Julio Tequilla!!!!! Good For You Belmont Team!!!! Salute!!
NAO November 09, 2011 at 04:01 AM
Nurse Ratchet, I said I agreed with Proud Citizen on the Numbers for Corvino and Greer. (which shows that Greer beat Corvino.-I did not think I needed to spell that out). So I do not understand your comment? In fact it appears that the only Democrats that won in Harrison were the judges (and one of them is really close-so that could change).
Siberian Huskie November 09, 2011 at 04:04 AM
Did anyone order a pizza?
Pepperoni Face November 09, 2011 at 04:22 AM
Yeah Joe.....i guess for you a decisive majority doesnt rule. I guess its a hard pill for you to swallow but guess what, it was a clean sweep. Looks to me like Pat and Joan got "Fed to the Wolves" By the way, has anyone heard from Lucille?
NAO November 09, 2011 at 04:54 AM
The Belmont Team, Congratulations on your win. I wish you the best.
uj November 09, 2011 at 06:31 AM
As we have been stating; the writing was on the wall . The Belmont team has won by a land slide and it is the People of Harrison who have decided this. This long hard work is well deserved by this group of people. We also wish them the best and move us all in a positive direction for the good of ALL OF US. WE NEED TO LEAVE OUR ATTITUDES ; AT THE DOOR;AND work in a cohesive fashion for a better HARRISON! Harrison is a beautiful place ; lets get it Pristine again.
jjbee November 09, 2011 at 10:19 AM
Ron your victory gives us the feeling of insurance for now I feel we are in "GOOD HANDS" The best to you and your administration and your best will be our best......
Pat Angarano November 09, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Congrats to the entire Belmont Team! Did anyone ever hear Joan Walsh use the word Team! Hey Joe, MY GUYS WON!!!!!
julie November 09, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Congratulations to the Belmont team! And a special Congratulations to Jackie Greer we love you and are so proud of you and can't wait to see all you do for our beautiful Harrison!!!!!
Harrison now November 09, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Whether you're a dem. or rep. its a always dangerous to have one party control 100% of local govt. careful what you wish for.
chocolate lover November 09, 2011 at 01:24 PM
Hey Proud Citizen 60% GREER 40% Corvino What's wrong with the numbers is you were day dreaming....lol!!!
JoAnn Bonistall November 09, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Congratulations to Ronnie and the entire Belmont team. New beginnings .... new leadership. It's about time for a positive change. Now lets get Cantor in. It is still too close to call it a defeat. Way to go Ronnie.
JoeSchmo November 09, 2011 at 03:06 PM
I guess patch didnt want the truth by removing my comment. Well, ill post it again. I guess our town is now screwed. Lets see how long it will take before belmont gets his strings tied to him and malfitano and sciliano start pulling them...
John November 09, 2011 at 03:06 PM
The voters got it right! I look forward to Mayor elect Ron's leadership. Harrison is fortunate.
Pearl November 09, 2011 at 03:31 PM
What a wondeful day to wake up as a Harrison resident! Congrats to Ron and his team.
Ada November 09, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Walsh did not concede as of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, citing that several votes were still uncounted, including absentee votes and those from broken machines reported in districts 7, 9 and 14. "I'm surprised by some of the votes," Walsh said. "But it's not over yet. I'm going to wait until tomorrow." OK Joan, it's now Wednesday, all the news channels & local newspapers are showing the Republican Sweep & the entire community (with the exception of the Harrison Watchdog crew) is waiting to hear you say "I Concede" or "I finally admit it, I lost" either will due! GOD granted us salvation on Nov 8th. The real Horror show is now over & cancelled! CONGRATULAIONS to the RON BELMONT TEAM! Harrison has regained it's pride and will prosper under the direction our new leader! It will be alright to smile when you walk into the Municipal Building after January 1st! Yippee - Yeah - Life is great in Harrison again, now let's fix up downtown ASAP!
Lady November 09, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Sounds like JoeSchmo is pretty bitter. Good job Harrison residents. We got it right this time!
SilverLakeRules November 09, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Now, if you really knew Ronny, you would know that he is no puppet. He is not a politician out for personal gain, he is a life long resident who loves this town and is going to do what needs to be done and get it back to its greatness that it once had. Harrison being the laughing stock of Westchester is now over!!
JoeSchmo November 09, 2011 at 07:38 PM
Im Just saying be careful with republicans running the whole show. Why dont people understand that the same ex-mayor who screwed our town up is back in office, not to mention sciliano isnt the greatest either
Pat Angarano November 09, 2011 at 08:10 PM
The Mayor that screwed up this town has been BLASTED out of office along with the Deputy Mayor!!! The campaign negative materials sent out by the democrates were all aimed at Steve Malfitano. Mayor Walsh was hitching her star to the MTA project during the entire campaign but during an interview about her defeat she says "I hope the MTA project continues it was after all a Malfitano idea" something we never here before the election
Proud Citizen November 09, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Pat, I could not agree with you more about Walsh and Vetere getting blasted out of office. They are both responsible for the image that Harrison has received over the last 4 years in the county. It was all the lies, half truths and disguntled ex-employees that Walsh and Vetere listened too. Ron Belmont and the entire team you are really a breath of fresh air to the residents of Harrison. I wish you nothing but the best!
chocolate lover November 09, 2011 at 09:45 PM
Amen to that Pat!
Lizzie B November 09, 2011 at 11:09 PM
Congratulations to the Belmont Team! This victory was long overdue. Goodbye to Joan & Pat and the rest of her good ole boys..I am not sorry to see you go. Lets get Harrison back to the way it should be..United NOT divided..


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