Posted at: 09/18/2013 1:07 PM
| Updated at: 09/18/2013 4:33 PM
By: WNYT Staff
Michael Zurlo won the Republican primary for Saratoga County sheriff.
File / WNYT
There is now a winner in the Republican primary for Saratoga County Sheriff.
All of the absentee ballots have been counted and the final tally gives the win to Michael Zurlo by a difference of 541 votes.
His opponent, Jeff Gildersleeve is conceding.
In a statement, he says that as of today, his campaign for sheriff has ended.
He says that he will be watching with great interest "to see that the sheriff's department of tomorrow performs at the high level that residents of Saratoga County deserve."
Zurlo will now face Democrat and Conservative, Phil Lindsey, in the race to replace Sheriff Jim Bowen, who is retiring.