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All Bellmore-Merrick incumbents win big


Incumbent candidates for elective office had plenty to worry about in other parts of the country, but not in Bellmore-Merrick. All of the local incumbents cruised to victory this year.

In the 3rd Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, handily defeated Howard Kudler, a Democrat from Merrick. King had 99,580 votes to Kudler's 39,188. King took 71 percent of the vote to Kudler's 28 percent, a 43-point margin.

In the 4th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from Mineola, beat Republican Francis Becker to retain her seat. McCarthy had 89,828 votes to Becker's 77,483. McCarthy garnered 53 percent of the vote to Becker's 46 percent, a seven-point margin.

In the state's 8th Senatorial District, Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Republican from Merrick, defeated Carol Gordon, a Democrat from Massapequa. Fuschillo had 46,888 vote to Gordon's 23,386. Fuschillo took 66 percent of the vote to Gordon's 33 percent, a 33-point margin.

In the 17th Assembly District, Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, a Republican from East Meadow, beat Democrat Thomas Devaney of East Williston. McKevitt had 23,513 votes to Devany's 14,313. The incumbent grabbed 62 percent of the vote to Devaney's 37 percent, a 25-point margin.

In the 18th Assembly District, Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper defeated Derek Partee. Hooper had 19,647 votes to Partee's 3,953. Hooper garnered 83 percent of the vote to Partee's 16 percent, a 67-point margin.

And in the 19th Assembly District, Assemblyman David McDonough, a Republican from North Merrick, beat John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford. McDonough had 24,039 votes to Brooks's 12,844. McDonough took 65 percent of the vote to Brooks's 34 percent, a 31-point margin.

All totals were unofficial results from the Nassau County Board of Elections, with 99 percent to 100 percent of precincts reporting.