After a review of the vote tallies by Election District, the smallest of political subdivisions, political insiders continue to be amazed.
It seems that the disadvantage of only running on the Republican line didn’t effect Republican candidate Tom Cilmi much at all. A review of the results showed that Cilmi won every single election district in the hamlets of Islip, East Islip, Islip Terrace, Great River and Bohemia. Of the thirteen districts in Ronkonkoma, ten of them went in Cilmi’s favor.
Cilmi’s margin of victory ranged from 1.5 to 1 in Ronkonkoma and Bohemia, to 3 to 1 in Great River. Excluding Bay Shore, where Cilmi won by a much smaller margin, the Republican business owner from Islip posted an average 2 – 1 victory.
Crediting his victory to years of work in the community, a well-strategized and well-executed campaign, and sheer hard work from himself, his campaign coordinator, Chris DeLuca, and many other volunteers, Cilmi himself expressed disbelief in the results. “It’s amazing to me when I think about all the people and all the factors that contributed to this win. The size of the win is thrilling, but the tremendous effort is what’s really special.”
Swearing in will take place at the Legislative Building in Hauppauge on January 4.