Dybas pulls ahead in fourth ward race after absentee vote count

According to unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections, Dave Dybas has won the race for the fourth ward alderman position on the Amsterdam Common Council. Dybas took a lead in the polls on election day, receiving 257 votes, with his opponent Stephen Gomula receiving 240. With 45 absentee ballots sent out, the race was too close to call. After counting the absentee ballots on Friday, Dybas received 24 additional votes, and Gomula received 8 additional votes. The election results will be certified next week.

Dybas will serve with two other Democrats on the council, Jim Martuscello and Irene Collins, and with two Republicans, Pat Russo and Paul Ochal. Dybas, Collins, and Russo will each serve for a year before facing re-election along with the rest of the council. Collins and Dybas will serve the unexpired terms of Chad Majewski and Rodney Wojnar respectively, who both resigned earlier this year and whose positions were filled in the interim by the appointments of Art Ianuzzi and Guy Cappuccio. Russo will serve the unexpired term of Ed Russo, who passed away shortly after election day last year. His position was filled in the interim by the appointment of Bill Baaki.

Tim Becker

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