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September 10, 2013

Mongielo wins Conservative nod


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But the Town Board will lose one member. Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak took all three lines in the town justice race, winning Republican, Democrat and Working Families lines over John J. Ben. Antkowiak, a Republican, won the GOP contest 450-200, the Democrat primary 121-68 and the Working Families election 6-3.

With no general election opponent, Antkowiak will replace the retiring Justice Raymond Schilling. Working for the courts is something Antkowiak has wanted to do for some time.

"I'm very excited, just elated," she said. "It was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it."

Antkowiak said she spent a lot of time speaking with residents. It was her 20 years working in the community, mostly as a member of the recreation committee and as a Town Board member, that drew voters her way, Antkowiak said.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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