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Fiore-Rosenfeld Wins Brookhaven 1st Council District Race

Incumbent keeps his seat, gaining 55% of the votes.

The votes are in and Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld beat Ed Munoz in the race for Brookhaven's first council district, 6,986 to 5,645. The incumbent garnered 55 percent of the votes.

At his headquarters in Stony Brook, Munoz conceded the election at about 11 p.m. to a crowd of supporters.

"It's been an incredible run," he said.

Munoz, a retired NYC police officer, said he campaigned for a year and a half and knocked on 8,000 doors.

"I'm a fighter and I'm coming back," he said to applause.

Borrowing a phrase, he said "people want change."

"Not that bad yet," Munoz joked. "But we'll get them."

He called it a "shame" that only 25 percent of those eligible came out vote.

"It should be 95 percent," he said. "We have 47,000 registered voters in district one and we're going to end up with 10,000 or 11,000 people voting. That's a shame."

At Democratic headquarters, Fiore-Rosenfeld felt "incredible" after winning his fifth term as the representative for Brookhaven's first council district.

His campaign was based on "a lot of shoe leather and a lot of good local people talking to their neighbors about what really matters to each of them."

"It was challenging in terms of refuting some of the 'alterations of reality,'" he said of his opponent.

Now that he's been reelected, Fiore-Rosenfeld said that he will redouble his  efforts "to look carefully at the town budget and make sure we're protecting our core services, our environment and our overall quality of life."

Mitch Eisenstein November 09, 2011 at 12:37 PM
With all of the people getting laid off, the republican propaganda of less spending equals more jobs doesnt fly at all. Bush/Cheney put us in the deficit column from Clintons surplus. But Bush did make it impossible for Obama to succeed so that it looks like the democrats are the problem. But the people are seeing through it.....republicans too.
Denise Longh November 10, 2011 at 10:19 PM
So what you are saying is that the Republicans purposely lost the presidential election just so they could make the Democrats look bad? Have you happened to notice that the whole world's money is bad right now? Unless we back up our own money like our forefathers warned us to do, there is no President, either democrat or republican, that can help us. You are just being mean to others and not helping solve any problems here. You would be surprised how many republicans are some of your best friends and you go and make comments like this. Can we please stop this nonsense, please!

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