Mr. Wilkinson received 3,403 votes to Mr. Cohen’s 3,388 votes, according to the Board of Elections. The last votes of the race were counted on Wednesday after Board of Elections commissioners ruled on 11 outstanding challenged ballots.
Mr. Wilkinson, a Republican, and Mr. Cohen, an unaffiliated voter backed by Democrats, could not be reached on Wednesday.
Mr. Wilkinson’s victory means he will serve another two-year term and the Town Board’s Republican majority will remain intact for at least another two years.
Mr. Wilkinson was 177 votes ahead of Mr. Cohen, a first-time candidate, on Election Day. The Board of Elections spent last Friday and Monday counting about 800 absentee ballots,... more