Westchester legislative races: With paper ballots counted, Parker wins in District 7


Catherine Parker wrapped up her victory in District 7 of the Westchester Board of Legislators Tuesday, two weeks after election day, after the count of paper ballots increased her lead over John Verni.

The still-unofficial count, including machine votes, absentee and affidavit ballots, gave Parker a 403-vote lead. Parker got 6,710 votes to Verni’s 6,307.

Parker, a member of the Rye City Council, will take the seat being vacated by Judy Myers. District 7 includes Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont and parts of Harrison and New Rochelle.

Reached shortly after the count wrapped up, Verni said he would be calling Parker to wish her well.

“It was a good race,” he said. “I think it was one of the more cordial races in Westchester.”


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  1. Good news. Catherine Parker is a smart and compassionate individual who does thoughtful analysis of issues and does not just rubber stamp what the party dictates.

    It is a shame that Mary Jo Parker was not also successful. She too would have added intelligence, concern, and objective logic to the Board of Legislators.

  2. Let’s hope she joins forces with the Republicans to form a majority. I hear that’s what going to happen. Bi-partisan government at its best and Jenkins will be begging for left-overs.