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Perfetti seals DA win; C’ville decided by 2 votes

Bob Ellis/staff photographer

Attorney Patrick Perfetti hugs his wife, Carol, while celebrating the announcement of his apparent election victory over incumbent Mark Suben on Nov. 8 in the Cortland County district attorney’s race, according to unofficial election results.

After a count of absentee ballots at the Cortland County Board of Elections today, Republican Patrick Perfetti was declared the official winner of the District Attorney race, tallying 231 more votes than incumbent Democrat Mark Suben. The change comes as the office is contending with multiple homicide cases.

Also decided by the vote count Tuesday was the Cortlandville Board race, where Walt Kasperek, a Republican, will continue holding his seat after a close race against Democrat Tom Gallagher, who stayed just two votes behind even after 272 absentee votes were counted.

A total of 1,322 absentee ballots were counted at the Board of Elections office on River Street in Cortland.

See Wednesday’s Cortland Standard for full coverage and candidate reactions on this story.