Outgoing Hempstead city councilor Anthony D’Esposito held a 10-point lead on Tuesday night over Democratic challenger Aaron Meyer in the 4e neighborhood race.
According to preliminary results from the Nassau County Board of Elections Tuesday night, D’Esposito had 18,104 votes and Meyer 8,487 votes. The holder D’Esposito led the challenger Meyer from 68% to 32%.
D’Esposito touted his efforts to improve roads and facilities across the city. The incumbent also sponsored Narcan training programs to help fight the opioid epidemic on Long Island and led the city’s coronavirus task force.
Meyer said the city should do more to get young people to move to the neighborhood. He also argued that the city should use the Industrial Development Agency to support local businesses in a stronger way.
If re-elected, D’Esposito has vowed to focus on tax breaks, crime and security and providing services to voters. He also pledged to strengthen infrastructure for the protection of the region against future storms following Super Storm Sandy.
The absentee ballots have not yet been counted. All results are not official at time of printing.