RESULTS: 2019 Fire Commissioner elections

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Fire districts across Long Island held their annual elections on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Below are the results.

Bellport

Firefighter Richie Omelchuk was elected to fill a seat vacated by Martine Satterley. There were also no referendums or resolutions on the ballot.

Blue Point

Incumbent Dennis McCarthy was re-elected for another term after running unopposed. He has served on the board since 1989. There were also no propositions on the ballot. 

Brookhaven 

Incumbent Bob Robinson was re-elected in a tight race with 86 votes against Brian Lamonica, who took home 83. Robinson has served on the board for seven years. Also, write-in Thomas Connors received 16 votes. There were no propositions or resolutions on the ballot.

Hagerman

Incumbent Louis Valentino was re-elected after running unopposed. He has served on the board for 25 years and is a 55-year veteran firefighter and an ex-chief of the department. There were also no resolutions or propositions on the ballot.

Mastic

Incumbent Rudy Sunderman Sr. was re-elected after running unopposed. He has served the department for a number of years. There were also no referendums or resolutions.

Mastic Beach

Incumbent William Biondi was re-elected with 62 votes after running unopposed for another five-year term. Firefighter Michael Montella was elected with 60 votes to fill an unexpired term left by a commissioner who resigned earlier this year. Also, a $300,000 bond issue was approved by 56 votes for the purchase of a new ambulance building a few blocks from the firehouse. The cost will allow for both purchasing the building and making required upgrades.

Medford

Firefighter Craig Cowell was elected after running unopposed for incumbent William Hart’s vacated seat. Hart, who is now retired, served most recently for one five-year term and another term prior to that. Cowell has served the department for 30 years. There were no resolutions or referendums.

Patchogue

Firefighter Joe Frisina was elected with 116 votes to fill the seat vacated by Zibrim Banse against firefighter Scott Parris, who got 66. There were no referendums or resolutions up for vote. 

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