Paul Pontieri was elected to a fourth term as Patchogue Village mayor on Tuesday, leading a team of three incumbent board members over one challenger in an at-large trustee race.

Pontieri, first elected in 2004, ran unopposed as he cruised to his fourth four-year term.

Challenge John Cucci was roundly defeated by incumbent trustees Jack Krieger, Lori Devlin and Tom Ferb.

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Another incumbent, Susan Henke Brinkman, ran unopposed to fill the remaining two years on the term of former trustee Bill Hilton, who had stepped down because he was moving from the village.

Henke Brinkman was appointed to the board on Dec. 1.

Below are the unofficial results. Absentee ballots will be counted and the vote finalized Wednesday.


Pontieri – 673

Devlin – 628

Ferb – 605

Krieger – 593

Cucci – 145

Henke Brinkman – 642

In the fire district, voters overwhelmingly approved the purchase of a new rescue truck:199 yes to 19 no.

Photo: Clerk Patricia Seal tallying up the votes Tuesday night in Village Hall. (Michael White)