Republican Francis Becker has retained his position as Nassau County 6th District Legislator after defeating Democrat Anthony Gonzalez.
Becker captured 69 percent of the vote, with 62 of 68 precincts reported as of 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Gonzalez congratulated Becker Wednesday morning and thanked his supporters.
"I am proud of the case I made, and am grateful to those who gave their time or money to my campaign," he said. "I appreciate that over 2,600 of my fellow District 6 voters wanted for me to be their voice in Mineola... I owe special thanks to my superb campaign manager Daniel Lamparter and to my family."
Becker could not be reached immediately for comment Wednesday.
The incumbent Becker, 58, was elected in 1995 as the first elected representative of the 6th Legislative District in the new Nassau County Legislature.
Becker is a Lynbrook resident and a graduate of . He attended Nassau Community College, and continued his education at Hofstra University, where he studied Business Finance. He is President of Becker & Associates Planning Services and is a Certified Financial Planner.Candidates Votes % Vote Becker 6,124 68.97 Gonzalez 2,747 30.94
Editor's Note: The 6th Legislative District includes Lynbrook and North Lynbrook, Malverne, and parts of Valley Stream, East Rockaway, North Valley Stream, Rockville Centre and Oceanside.