Rebecca Kassay of the Action Party, left, and challenger Lauren...

Rebecca Kassay of the Action Party, left, and challenger Lauren M. Sheprow of the Concerned Villagers Party won two open seats on the five-member Port Jefferson village board election.

Credit: Courtesy of Rebecca Kassay, left & Lauren M. Sheprow

Port Jefferson trustee Bruce G. Miller lost his reelection bid in the Tuesday village election.

Miller, seeking his fifth term on the Home Party line, was defeated by fellow incumbent Rebecca Kassay of the Action Party and challenger Lauren M. Sheprow of the Concerned Villagers Party for two open seats on the five-member village board.

“Obviously, it’s a disappointment but life moves on,” Miller said, adding that he might remain involved in village issues such as energy and the possible relocation of a Long Island Rail Road station.

Kassay, seeking her second term, received 583 votes, and Sheprow, a retired Stony Brook University spokeswoman, received 484 votes.

They defeated Miller, who got 365 votes, and challengers Gerard Gang of the Resident to Resident Party and Ana Hozyainova of the Civil Focus Party, whose vote tallies were 336 and 241, respectively.

Kassay and Sheprow will be sworn in July 4.

Sheprow said she would “work collaboratively” with other board members.

“I am thrilled to have won this seat on the board of trustees, and at the same time, humbled by the trust the residents of Port Jeff have put in me to represent them,” she said.

Trustees serve for two years and are paid $12,500 annually.

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