Incumbents fall in some towns but GOP still controls county
HUDSON–The face of politics in Columbia County underwent some notable changes this week if not the overall balance of power. As the evening wore on Election Night, a number of incumbent supervisors were either swept aside or face cliffhanger decisions as absentee ballots are counted next week.
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show that Kinderhook, the largest municipality in the county, has elected a new town supervisor, former Valatie Mayor Pat Grattan, a Republican. He soundly defeated incumbent Democrat Doug McGivney 1,873 to 1,014. Paper ballots remain to be counted, although they are not likely to change the result.