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Democrats Curtin, Burke and Kagan win reelection in Pelham’s three competitive races, according to elections board unofficial tallies

No opponents: Candidates for other Pelham town and village posts confirmed as winners
From left, Councilwoman Maura Curtin, Councilwoman Kristen Burke and Town Justice Adam Kagan all won reelection as Democrats.

Town of Pelham voters reelected the three Democratic incumbents who faced competitive elections Tuesday, giving Kristen Burke and Maura Curtin new four-year terms on the Pelham Town Council and Adam Kagan another four years as town justice, according to unofficial tallies posted on the Westchester County Board of Elections website at 12:38 a.m. on Wednesday.

GOP newcomer Clive Anderson lost in his bid for one of the two open town council seats, while John De Chiaro, a Republican who served two terms as town judge through 2019, failed in his campaign to return to the town bench.

Burke, Curtin and Kagan will all be serving second terms.

In the race for District 11 Westchester County legislator, Democratic incumbent Terry Clements defeated GOP challenger and Pelham resident John Hynes.

In a concession statement Wednesday, Anderson said, “First and foremost, I want to extend my congratulations to Kristen Burke, Maura Curtin and Adam Kagan on their victory and thank them for their dedication and commitment to Pelham. However, my utmost gratitude goes to each and every one of you who took the time to cast your vote. Your participation in the democratic process is a powerful reminder of the strength and influence we hold as voters.”

Here are the unofficial vote totals for the Town of Pelham candidates by party line:

Democratic PartyPelham NowRepublican PartyNeighborhood Party
Town Supervisor: No candidate
Town Supervisor: No candidate
Town Supervisor: Dan McLaughlin
1,911 votes
Town Supervisor: Dan McLaughlin
329 votes
Town Justice: Adam Kagan
1,897 votes
Town Justice: Adam Kagan
71 votes
Town Justice: John De Chiaro
1,548 votes
Town Justice: John De Chiaro
109 votes
Town Council: Kristen Burke
1,985 votes
Town Council: Kristen Burke
109 votes
Town Council: Clive Anderson
1,598 votes
Town Council: Clive Anderson
130 votes
Town Council: Maura Curtin
1,915 votes
Town Council: Maura Curtin
97 votes
Town Clerk: No candidateTown Clerk: No candidateTown Clerk: Antoinette Clemente
1,934 votes
Town Clerk: Antoinette Clemente
337 votes
Source: Westchester County Board of Elections unofficial tally of election results as of 12:38 a.m.(


The remaining Town of Pelham and Village of Pelham races featured candidates running unopposed.

In the town, Supervisor Dan McLaughlin and Town Clerk Antoinette Clemente, both Republicans, each won a third two-year term.

Seats on the five-member town council are at large, and Democrats will continue to hold three and Republicans two when the winners are sworn in.

For the Village of Pelham Board of Trustees, all four Democrats won their uncontested races: Mayor Chance Mullen, Trustee Michael Carpenter, Trustee Don Otondi and former Trustee Theresa Mohan, who will return to the village board as Lisa Hill-Ries steps down. Mullen and Carpenter will be serving their third terms and Otondi his second.

The village’s elected positions all have two-year terms. The board of trustees has seven Democratic members.

Votes received by the village board candidates were:

  • Chance Mullen, mayor: 1,286
  • Michael Carpenter, village trustee: 1,227
  • Theresa Mohan, village trustee: 1,254
  • Donald Otondi, village trustee: 1,205


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