Voters in Essex have chosen a new Town Supervisor.
Ed Gardner, Jr., received 145 votes in the Nov. 5 General Election, while incumbent Sharon Boisen received 114. Currently, 24 of 35 absentee ballots have been received by the Essex County Board of Elections.
"It has been a good race and I am glad to see the percentage of voters who really care about this town and came out to vote," Gardner said. "I know that I did all that I could do."
Gardner said that he is looking forward to getting to work on his goals, including meeting with fellow freshman Supervisor Shaun Gilliland on the potential of shared services.
"I want to start talking with Willsboro about the water issue and how we can work together," Gardner said.
Gardner said he felt his ties to the community were a factor in the victory.
"I think that a local guy coming in and running helped out a lot," Gardner said. "I think people wanted a new style of management."