Democrats had a big win in Sullivan County, which means there will be new leaders in the county legislature in 2024.
One important race was in District 1, where Rob Doherty, the current chairman, faced off against challenger Matt McPhillips.
McPhillips said he is ready to get to work.
“Definitely excited to get to work. Campaigning is one part of it; now we actually really get to work. I’m excited to do that. I think what we showed as a County is that you can still run a very positive issues-focused campaign without any of the back and forth and the fighting and the animosity and still be successful. And I’m proud of that. I think voters really were ready for a change,” said McPhillips
Based on unofficial results reported by the Sullivan County Board of Elections, McPhillips secured victory with 61 percent of the votes in his district.
In District 5, Catt Scott emerged as the winner against the incumbent George Conklin.
Scott said it said surreal that she won but she is ready to get to work
“Through the process of attending meetings over the last three years, I saw a lot of concerning issues that face Sullivan County that were not, in my opinion, being properly addressed. Sometimes a girl’s just got to do it for herself. So I threw my hat in the ring and here we.”
Anne Hart, who leads the Democratic Party, said she’s pleased with the election results and believes Sullivan County is ready for a new beginning.
“It’s time to bring our government back to the kind of government that functions well, and I’m really looking forward to the good work that they’re all going to do,” added Hart.
According to Greg Goldstein, who leads the Republican Party in Sullivan County, this is a positive development for the county.
“I have mixed emotions, but what happened last night was the right thing for Sullivan County. I was asked this year to come back because of the leadership that we had on the county level as far as the legislature. We need new leadership to move Sullivan County on. We can’t have this a one man operation trying to lead Sullivan County,” said Greg Goldstein.
Here are the official results for the Sullivan County Legislature
Matt McPhillips 61.44%
Robert Doherty 38.48%
Nadia Rajsz 63.59%
Joanne Jasper 36.22%
Brian McPhillips 54.90%
Michael Brooks 45.10%
Maryallison Farley 46.17%
Nicholas Salomone 53.74%
Cat Scott 55.80%
George Conklin 44.12%
Luis Alvarez 99.18%
Joseph Perrello 98.95%
Justin Picciotti 47.34%
Amanda Ward 52.66%
George Nikolados 50.17%
Terry Blosser-Bernardo 49.83%
More election results for Sullivan County here
For Wayne County, the incumbents will remain in power.
Jocelyn Cramer 21.41%
Michael Dougherty 15.59%
Brian Smith 32.37%
James Shook 29.69%
For more Wayne County elections results, click here
In Pike County, the democratic challenger will join the incumbent Republicans.
Christa Caceres 5,172
R. Anthony Waldron 4,232
Matthew Osterberg 6,903
Ron Schmalzle 6,319
More results for Pike County can be found here