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Mayor Morocco re-elected for third term

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Incumbent Frank Morocco was re-elected as the Village of Frankfort's mayor Tuesday night, beating out Village Trustee Richard Adams Junior by just thirteen votes. 292 votes came in for Morocco, 279 for Adams.

This will be the third, four year term for Mayor Morocco. NEWSChannel 2 met up with him after the polls closed at the St. Francis Club in Frankfort just as he heard the news. He said all day it was a mix of nerves and excitement, but upon hearing the news, pure excitement to serve the village for another term. He thanked all the voters for coming out to vote and even his challenger in the race.

"Very, very close election," said Mayor Morocco. "It was a clean race, I tip my head to Rick Adams and we're looking forward to the next four years."

Adams has two more years as a Village Trustee. While he was disappointed, he said he looks forward to working with the Mayor in continuing to move the Village forward.

"We have been down in Albany for numerous trips, they are familiar with who I am they are familiar with my board that has been there for many years," says Mayor Morocco. "That's going to continue, we're going to continue to knock on every door that we have to bring jobs to our community and keep Frankfort where we're currently at."

Election officials said they saw a steady flow of voters all day Tuesday, almost 600 people coming out to vote in what turned out to be a close race.

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