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Surprise win for Democrats in Hempstead supervisor race

In a stunning upset set to shift the balance of power in the Town of Hempstead, Laura Gillen will become the town's first Democratic supervisor in more than a century. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, Hempstead GOP Town Supervisor Anthony Santino conceded the race to Gillen, an attorney from Rockville Centre, who on Tuesday clinched a surprise victory by more than 2,200 votes over Santino, according to unofficial results. (Credit: Newsday / Stefanie Dazio)