Republican James Darcy retained his position as 3rd district council member Tuesday after defeating Democrat Owen Rumelt.
Darcy, of Valley Stream, captured 68.74 percent of the total vote against the non-incumbent, Rumelt.
Before being elected to serve the residents of the 3rd Council District, Darcy served as assemblyman for the 21st Assembly District (Southwest Nassau) since January 1999. While in the Assembly, he served as a member of the Education, Judiciary and Aging Committees, as well as serving as ranking minority member on the Ethics and Government Operations Committees.
Prior to being elected to serve the residents of the 21st Assembly District, Darcy served as mayor of the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream since April 1995. As its Chief Executive Officer, Jim Darcy was responsible for the formulation and operation of an $18 million plus annual budget. He supervised a staff of more than 250 full-time and 300 part-time employees. He also worked to meet the needs and concerns of his more than 39,000 constituents.Candidates Votes % Precincts Reported Darcy 11,963 68.74 Rumelt 5,433 31.22
Editor's Note: The 3rd Council District includes portions of Elmont, Franklin Square, Hewlett, Lynbrook, North Valley Stream, Valley Stream, West Hempstead and Woodmere; and all of Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, East Atlantic Beach, Inwood, Lawrence, Malverne, North Woodmere.