State Assemblyman Andrew Raia was easily elected town clerk Tuesday night, succeeding his mother, Jo-Ann Raia, who is retiring at the end of the year.
The Northport Republican defeated Simon Saks of Dix Hills, who works as a write-off mitigation specialist at the Suffolk County Water Authority.
With all electoral districts counted, the vote was 23,805-17,441.
Elected to the New York State Assembly in 2002, Raia is serving his ninth term in the New York State Legislature, where he is the assistant minority leader.
Jo-Ann Raia has served as town clerk for 38 years, where she has won multiple awards for her archive work.
Andrew Raia, Simon Saks