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New Commissioner for Smithtown Fire Dept.; St. James Incumbent Wins

The Smithtown challenger wins by a margin of 25 votes.

The fire commissioner elections for the Smithtown and St. James fire departments resulted in one incumbent keeping his seat with another incumbent losing it. 

Challenger Thomas Duckham took the fire commissioner position for the Smithtown Fire Department from incumbent Joseph Gardella on Tuesday by a margin of 25 votes. Duckham received 252 votes to Gardella's 227.

In the St. James Fire District vote, Larry Montrose retained his fire commissioner seat by defeating challenger Glen Itzkowitz. Montrose received 201 votes to Itzkowitz's 86.

RELATED: 2 Candidates Vying for St. James Fire District Commissioner Spot

littleShamrock December 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Congrats Mr Montose !!!
Marion Knott December 13, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Congrats Larry. You were such a good friend to my son Mark. So I have known you as a steller young boy. We are in the Nesconset district and Mark is in the Smithtown district. Christopher is a member of the Nissequogue Fire Dept. In San Francisco we are represented by their Fire Dept. who are great and paid but being part of a volunteer system I praise what you guys do, for nothing.

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