The race for Islip Town Supervisor remains undecided as Republican Tom Croci holds a slight lead over incumbent Democrat Phil Nolan.
With all 223 election districts across the township reporting, Croci held a razor thin 419-vote lead over Nolan, 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent.
However, the race could not be called since, according to Nolan, some 1,700 absentee ballots had yet to be counted.
At the Holbrook Country Club Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Islip Republicans were clearly jubilant as they stood on the precipice of a clean sweep. Earlier in the evening, Town Council candidates John Cochrane and Anthony Senft defeating Democrats Gene Parrington and Renee Ortiz.
“We have a lot of work in the next few days to make sure we have an entire victory for our slate of Islip candidates,” Croci said. “I’m confident this is something that’s really a positive step forward for Islip. We left nothing on the table; every candidate worked together for this.”
At Democratic headquarters in Hauppauge, Nolan could not hide his disappointment in the Election Day outcome. He said he felt the Democrats ran a good campaign and ran on a record he felt was “strong.”
“I think that Islip just went back to its Republican roots,” he said.