Locally, the District 3 Supervisor race has garnered a lot of attention, with three qualified candidates vying to fill the remainder of Goodwin’s unexpired tenure (through Dec.31, 2023). Marshall, a Unionville dairy farmer, has been chosen from five potential candidates to replace Goodwin until Tuesday’s election can take place. Pitera, an Orange elementary school teacher and owner of a local business, and Brooks, chairman of the Orange County Planning Commission and former law enforcement officer, were two of the other four to have applied.
In the closest local race, Marshall edged Pitera 1,009 (42.92%) to 959 (40.79%), with Brooks collecting 357 votes (15.19%). There were 26 written ballots.
Pitera ran a written campaign two years ago challenging Goodwin for the District 3 board seat and garnered around 26% of the vote.
Marshall did particularly well in District 3 East (Unionville elementary polling place) with 276 votes to 91 for Pitera. Brook got 68 votes there.
In District 3 West (Prospect Heights), Marshall got 454 votes against 423 for Pitera, Brooks getting 155.
Among advance and mail-in ballots, Pitera did the best, collecting 106 mail-in ballots, Marshall getting 48, and Brooks 27. Of those who voted early, 335 for Pitera, 230 for Marshall and 103 for Brooks.