Unofficial results placed Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson and
David Zuckerberg solidly in the lead in the eight-way race for seats on the New
City Library Board of Trustees.
The New City Library counts its paper ballots the old fashioned way – by hand. The process took four hours from late night Wednesday to early Thursday morning eventually leading to the unofficial declaration that Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson and David Zuckerberg won election to the three open seats on the library’s board of trustees.
Zuckerberg, who was the only winning trustee attending the vote count, said “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the board and I hope to end the destructive factionalism which has been a problem for the board in recent years.”
Sabatini was the top vote getter with 842 followed by Zuckerberg with 807 and Sasson with 784. Agin Antony came in fourth place, Suresh Arya in fifth, Carole-Beth Goldberg in sixth, Marge Hook in seventh and Martus Granirer in eighth.
The budget for the library was approved by about 75 to 80 percent of the voters. The official vote count for and against the budget will be released later today. The budget did not include a tax increase.
Library officials estimated about 1250 people voted in the trustee election.Check back with Patch later today for more details on the election.