Tendy Upset Winner in DA Republican primary

Beats Levy despite incumbent’s big spending

Putnam Valley Supervisor Bob Tendy has upset two-term incumbent Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy in Thursday’s (Sept. 10) Republican primary. Tendy, who was reported to have been outspent by a ten to one margin by Levy, won 1,361 votes to Levy’s 1,094.

The campaign was marked by harsh charges from both candidates. Levy was the nominee of the Republican County Committee but Tendy clearly was able to exploit a significant level of dissatisfaction with Levy within the party.

Tendy will have to face Levy again in November. Levy is still on the Conservative and Independence Party lines. The Democrats didn’t nominate a candidate so those voters will play a particularly important role in determining the winner.

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