Election 2013 http://wshu.org en Incumbents have strong performance on Long Island http://wshu.org/post/incumbents-have-strong-performance-long-island <p>Democrat Thomas Spota ran unopposed to win a fourth term as Suffolk County District Attorney, while Republican Ed Mangano won a second term as Nassau County Executive.&nbsp;</p><p>Democrats have kept their majority in Suffolk's legislature, and supervisor positions in Southampton, Shelter Island, Huntington, and Babylon.&nbsp; Republican Supervisors held onto their seats in Brookhaven and Smithtown.&nbsp;</p><p>In Suffolk County, the proposition to legalize gambling received strong support while the effort to extend the retirement age for judges did not, mirroring statewide results.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:18:33 +0000 Charles Lane 7909 at http://wshu.org Incumbents have strong performance on Long Island NY voters approve casino expansion, reject raise in judge retirement age http://wshu.org/post/ny-voters-approve-casino-expansion-reject-raise-judge-retirement-age <p></p><p>Voters in New York approved a referendum on Tuesday to expand casino gambling in the state and rejected a referendum to allow judges to serve until age 80.&nbsp; Karen DeWitt reports that both are wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:54:40 +0000 Karen DeWitt 7908 at http://wshu.org NY voters approve casino expansion, reject raise in judge retirement age Former police chief wins Norwalk mayoral race http://wshu.org/post/former-police-chief-wins-norwalk-mayoral-race <p></p><p>Former Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling, a democrat, has defeated the incumbent Mayor Richard Moccia, a republican.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:43:57 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 7911 at http://wshu.org Former police chief wins Norwalk mayoral race Harp will be the first female mayor of New Haven http://wshu.org/post/harp-will-be-first-female-mayor-new-haven <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp has easily won election to become the first woman mayor in New Haven’s history. Harp is also the first new mayor in New Haven in two decades. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p style="line-height: 150%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:21:10 +0000 Ebong Udoma 7887 at http://wshu.org Harp will be the first female mayor of New Haven Democrat Martin is Stamford's next mayor http://wshu.org/post/democrat-martin-stamfords-next-mayor <p>Democrat Stamford mayoral candidate David Martin defeated Republican Michael Fedele to become the city’s next mayor Tuesday night. Unofficial vote results had Martin clinching the victory by about 13-hundred votes.&nbsp;</p><p>By 9 p-m Fedele announced he was conceding after Martin took 11 of the 20 precincts. Democrats say Martin’s win was a result of grassroots support. They say Martin was able to tap into a feeling that city government had become less than transparent over the last four years. Martin acknowledged the work had just begun.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:11:03 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 7886 at http://wshu.org Democrat Martin is Stamford's next mayor