A full slate of Republicans challenged the Democratic incumbents on the Westerlo Town Board and one of the GOP newcomers won a seat.
A Republican challenge didn't oust longtime Democratic supervisor, Richard Rapp. "We're doing fine," he said of Westerlo the day after residents gave him 55 percent of the vote.
Fueled by a bond defeat that would have upgraded town buildings, Republicans in this rural Hilltown, dominated by Democrats for decades, have put up a slate of candidates for the Nov. 3 election.
The Republican committee doesn't have any candidates for town board so far, but will support Democrat Keith Wright for highway superintendent.
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