SILVER CREEK - Republican nominees took the seats once again in Silver Creek.
The unofficial votes for trustee came in with 202 for newcomer Warren Kelly and 182 for incumbent Thomas Harmon, both Republicans. Coming up short were Democratic candidates Anthony Pearl with 147 votes, and Deanna Coggins with 138 votes..
After the results were read, Harmon thanked the residents who voted for him and his opponents. He said in his next term as trustee he will work just as hard for the residents of the village.
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Thomas Harmon (left) was re-elected as Silver Creek trustee. Nick Piccolo was elected mayor and Warren Kelly (not pictured) was also elected as trustee.
"I am very happy. I hope the work I have done so far is what helped me get re-elected. I am going to work twice as hard on all the projects I started and still work diligently for the taxpayers," he said.
Kelly was flying in from Florida and could not be reached for comment Tuesday night. Kelly replaces Amy Romanik on the board, who decided not to run for re-election.
Nick Piccolo, a Democrat who was cross-endorsed by the Republicans, won the uncontested mayor's race with 307 votes. He thanked residents for voting and said he will work to make the village a better place.
"I am looking forward to the challenge ahead of me and I am looking forward to working with Tom again and with (Warren) ... I feel if we work together we can get a lot done. Hopefully we can get the village back on track again so that it's something the taxpayers and everybody in this village can be proud of once again," he added.
The trustee seat vacated by Piccolo will be filled at the next village board meeting on April 1. Piccolo said he wants to wait for "everybody to settle down a little bit" before announcing his selection.
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