Out-going Democratic Harrison town Supervisor-Mayor Joan Walsh doesn’t regret any decisions she made while campaigning for re-election.
She and Republican Supervisor-Mayor-elect Ron Belmont clashed over Harrison’s fiscal policies and the future of the town’s downtown business district, among other things.
“[Belmont and his team] were very efficient at identifying their voters, they had phone calls going for at least two weeks, maybe longer. . . they were very efficient at getting out the Belmont voters,” Walsh said. “That’s more efficient than we were.”
What troubled the out-going supervisor in particular was the low voter turnout. Walsh indicated that approximately 2,000 people had not voted.
Walsh had been seeking her third term in office after serving four years as Harrison supervisor.
“I’m sad that we lost. I wish the Belmont team the best of luck and I expect that they will do the right things by the town,” she said.
Mayor-elect Ron Belmont did not return several calls seeking comment on his victory.