Primary winners on Sept. 12, 2017.
Preliminary primary results from Tuesday have set the ground work for Rockland’s November elections, though final ballot positions from several write-in candidacies for minor party lines remain to be determined by county elections officials.
In Spring Valley, the results show Demeza Delhomme’s reign likely ended as former Justice Alan Simon bested the outspoken mayor in a four-candidate race, according to unofficial Rockland Board of Election results.
Simon finished with 679 votes to 543 for Delhomme. Trustee Emilia White received 305 tallies, as Trustee Vilair Fonvil trailed the mayoral field with 104 votes.
Delhomme said he’s awaiting the counting of absentee and affidavit ballots, though he doesn’t know exactly how many votes are available. If he falls short of passing Simon, Delhomme said his political career is over since he’s not eligible for another ballot line in November. He said he’s a Democrat and doesn’t run on any other ballot lines.
“I am retiring,” Delhomme said, if the primary results hold up. “I am not a professional politician. I am a community leader. I am 69 years old, I have my pension and there’s no reason for me to run forever.”
White’s pending defeat ends her four-year tenure on the Board of Trustees unless she can draw enough votes on a minor party line for mayor.
Primary elections are held in Spring Valley.
Fonvil has two years remaining on the board and will rejoin Trustees Sherry McGill and Asher Grossman,…