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Rolison Defeats Levinson In Poughkeepsie Mayoral Race

Rob Rolison, Randy Johnson and Kenneth Levinson are running for Mayor of Poughkeepsie.
Rob Rolison, Randy Johnson and Kenneth Levinson are running for Mayor of Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: File Photo

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Rob Rolison was elected Mayor of Poughkeepsie Tuesday.

Rolison, a Republican, defeated Johnson 2,812 votes to 1,716 votes, 59.75 percent to 36.46 percent, according to unofficial returns from the Dutchess County Board of Elections. Kenneth Levinson, who is running as a third party candidate, had 3.5 percent of the vote.

Christopher Petsas ran unopposed for city councilman in Ward 1.

In Ward 2, Democrat Mike Young defeated Steve Planck 226 votes to 98 votes, 69.11 percent to 29.97 percent. Planck was running on the Independence Party line.

Lorraine Johnson ran unopposed in Ward 3. In Ward 4, Republican incumbent Lee Klein defeated Democrat Nina Boyd, 572 votes to 473 votes.

In Ward 5, Democrat incumbent Ann Perry eked out a victory over Yvonne Flowers by only six votes, 188 to 182.

In Ward 6, Democrat Natasha Cherry defeated Republican Donde McIlwee and incumbent ShaRon McClinton of the Working Families Party 263 votes to 161 votes to 80 votes respectively.

In Ward 7, Randall Johnson II is running unopposed.

In Ward 8, Democrat incumbent Tracy Hermann defeated Republican Noreen Martin, 805 votes to 470 votes, 63.14 percent to 36.86 percent.

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