With the dust settling from Tuesday's primary one thing is clear Mayor James Sottile and his Democrats will coast to victory in November with all of Sottile's hand picked candidates winning big. I think a message was sent on Tuesday that the people in Kingston are happy with it's current leadership.
James Noble trounced Lenny Walker by more then 2:1, Landi, Whitlock and DiBella were all successful in their primaries. One shocker was Alderman Senor's loss to fringe candidate Todd Langon who pulled out a squeaker winning by two votes, I think we can chalk it up to an extremely low turn out in the eighth ward and people wanting a choice in November. In the end, Bob Senor will have no trouble winning reelection this November.
The City Judge race split with Judge Gilpatric winning the Independent line and J. Michael Bruhn Jr. winning the Conservative line...while Judge Gilpatric has a strong edge and in the end will emerge victorious this will be the only real competitive race city wide.
And, finally, Roscoe Pecora vowed to stay in the race for County Legislature after getting beaten handily in a Democratic Primary by Alen Lomita, Phil Terpening and Sal Silvestro. Pecora said he would stay in on the Conservative line and run as a spoiler. And you guessed it Pecora is a staunch supporter of Vincent Bradley Jr., surprise surprise!