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Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/533896/Bevilacqua-wins-Harrietstown-supervisor-race.html?nav=5008">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a><br />
Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Bevilacqua beats Catillaz for Harrietstown Supervisor seat

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One of the most hotly contested local races in the North Country yesterday was in the Saranac Lake area, where two political veterans battled for the position of town of Harrietstown supervisor.

With a strong turnout at the polls, Republican town Councilman Bob Bevilacqua beat Democrat and village Trustee Tom Catillaz.

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Chris Knight
Adirondack Correspondent

Speaking with the Adirondack Daily Enterprise newspaper, Bevilacqua said he was pleased with the results, and he said thank you.

“I had a heck of a team working with me,” he said. “You can’t go wrong when you get that much support. I’m very happy to come out on top.”

The race took an unexpected twist in early October, when Catillaz announced that he was suspending his campaign due to a serious family medical issue.

Ten days later, Catillaz returned to the race, but he said Tuesday that his decision to halt his campaign may have hurt his showing on Tuesday.

“There were still people that didn’t know if I was running last week,” he said. “That might have hurt a little bit, but there’s nothing you can do about that.”

A full, four-year supervisor term will be on the ballot next year. Catillaz said he hasn’t decided whether to run again.

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