District voters elect the first Black town supervisor in the Town’s history, maintain control of the board, and add a new judge

(Rochester, NY) – It was a historic night for Democrats in Irondequoit on Election Day – the town will see its first person of color as its newest Supervisor. Andraé Evans, a former career combat veteran serving in the United States Army and local community advocate, bested one-term incumbent Supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick by a total of 52% (6,869) to 48% (6,329) of the vote.

“The results from this Election Day illustrate that the people of Irondequoit sent a clear message that the town should go in a different direction,” said Ryan Trevas, Irondequoit Democratic Committee Leader. “I know how hard our candidates worked this election cycle, from our designation of candidates to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) events, and I am humbled by such an amazing outcome. From Monroe County executive Adam Bello to candidate for Irondequoit Town Justice Brian Green, these results are a testament to all of the hard work from our IDC committee members, to whom I am truly grateful for their support.”

Additionally, residents in the town of Irondequoit reelected sitting Town Councilmember John Perticone, who gathered the most votes with 49% (11,738) in the race for Irondequoit town council. Grant Malone, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council and District Manager of the Operating Engineers, Local 158, earned his seat by beating Joshua Menelas for the second vacant seat by earning 29% (7,031) of the vote. Lastly, in a challenging win, Brian Green was victorious over longtime incumbent Town Justice Patrick Russi by 7% or 876 votes.

Moreover, at the countywide level, incumbent candidate Adam Bello retained his seat as Monroe County Executive by achieving 61% of the vote over former Gates Town Supervisor and Monroe County Legislature candidate Mark Assini’s 39%. Bello is the first Democratic Monroe County Executive to win re-election in county history. And in the race for Monroe County Family Court judge, recently appointed candidate, Maria Cubillos-Reed retained her position as the judge by leading all vote-getters with 28% of the vote. Judge Cubillos-Reed is the first Hispanic woman to win an election to the Family Court bench.

In one of the most highly competitive races, sitting Legislator Dave Long defeated former Legislature president Dr. Joe Carbone by 11% of the vote. The race for Legislative District 21, including three neighborhood districts in Irondequoit, was won by City of Rochester firefighter, Santos Cruz, who defeated Working Families candidate Oscar Brewer Jr. by earning 80% of the race’s vote. Races in the 17th and 26th Legislative Districts covering parts of Irondequoit were uncontested and won by current Legislative District 21 representative, Rachel Barnhart, and current Democratic Minority Leader, Yversha Roman.

“Democratic voters, candidates, and committee members in Irondequoit can proudly say that, together, they made history,” said Monroe County Democratic Committee Chairman Stephen DeVay. “Running for office and winning elections are truly team efforts, and I am grateful to everyone who stepped forward to run this cycle, to their families for their support, and to everyone who knocked on doors and made phone calls on their behalf. Congratulations to all!”

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