Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ulrich Takes Special Election By 814 Votes - - Wave of Long Island

I think it should be noted that Mike Ricatto reportedly spent at least $100,000 on the math shows that amounts to $153.60 per vote, that's quite a lot of money to spend (without matching funds from nyc campaign finance board) to finish last...

Read original...

Mainland Republican District Leader Eric Ulrich was victorious on Tuesday, winning the City Council seat vacated by State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. by more than 800 votes.

Ulrich polled 3,316 votes in the win.

Rockaway candidates came in second and third in the contentious election. Democratic District Leader Lew Simon polled 2,502 votes while another Democratic District Leader, Geraldine M. Chapey, polled 846.

Ozone Park businessman Mike Ricatto, who spent more than $100,000 on his campaign, polled just 651 votes.

For the full story on the election, read Friday’s Wave.