Burdick, Gabrielson Likely Winners in Fight for Independence Line in Town Board Race

As of midnight, Luke Vander Linden appeared to have secured the Conservative Party Line.

The three candidates vying for two seats on the town board—Democrats Christopher Burdick and David Gabrielson, and Luke Vander Linden, a Republican— will all appear on the ballot for the November elections, as each is endorsed by their political party.

After Tuesday's primary, they have also gained additional lines on the ballot.

Unofficial county tallies show Burdick and Gabrielson likely gaining the Independence Party lines, while Vander Linden, who sought the Independence line through the opportunity to ballot process, not garnering enough votes to win a spot.

At midnight, the Westchester County Board of Elections showed 94 percent of votes counted in the Independence Primary: Burdick has 51, or 53 percent of the votes and Gabrielson has with 46, or 47 percent of total votes cast. 

There are 434 voters in Bedford registered with the Independence Party, according to the latest enrollment numbers posted on the Westchester County Board of Elections website.

Official results including the number and names on write-in ballots will not be available until Wednesday.

Vander Linden appears to have secured the Conservative Party Line, with 12 votes as of midnight and 94 percent of districts reporting. Burdick also sought this line as a write-in through the opportunity to ballot process; official results will be available on Wednesday.

There are 81 registered Conservatives in Bedford.

Check back with Patch on Wednesday for more on this story, with official results and reactions from the town board candidates.


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