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Democrat Siela Bynoe Wins Special Election for Nassau Legislature
A Democratic housing authority leader trounced a Republican therapist Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant seat on the Nassau County Legislature.
Nearly 80 percent of more than 1,400 voters cast their ballots for Siela Bynoe over Pepitz Blanchard, who received nearly 17 percent—1,154 votes to 244 with the remaining 3 percent going to write-in candidates.
Bynoe, the executive director of the Town of Huntington Housing Authority who also serves on the Westbury Board of Education, ran on the Working Families Party line, too.
She will represent District 2, which includes parts of Westbury, Hempstead, West Hempstead, New Cassel, Hicksville, East Meadow, Malverne, Rockville Centre, Uniondale and Garden City.
Bynoe replaces former Legis. Robert Troiano (D-Westbury), who stepped down last month to take a post in the Town of North Hempstead.
Once she is sworn in, she will join the Democratic minority in the legislature, which has an 11-8 Republican majority. The panel meets next on Feb. 24.