NORWICH – It’s been a long nine months in Chenango County, but one of the most hotly-contested political races in memory is over – Frank Revoir Jr. will assume the post of County, Surrogate and Family Court Judge in January.
By the Chenango County Board of Elections count, 17,245 residents turned out in Tuesday’s general election to choose between Revoir and opponent Diane DiStefano for the 10-year bench, being vacated next year by the retirement of longtime Judge W. Howard Sullivan. Running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence tickets, Revoir captured 10,521 of those votes – a 61 percent majority. DiStefano, who ran on the Democratic and Working Families party lines, earned 38 percent of the tally, with 6,565 votes. One hundred and fifty-nine voters chose the write-in option. Absentee votes have yet to be officially recorded.
“I’d like to send out a huge thank you to the voters of Chenango County,” Revoir said during a campaign party celebrating his victory at Park Place Restaurant last night. “I am truly humbled by this show of support and don’t take that for granted for one minute. I’m going to do everything in my power to live up to those expectations,” he said.