Yorktown incumbent councilman and restaurant owner will soon be sitting at Town Hall together as they appear to be the members after .
With 100 districts reporting, unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections show Paganelli had secured 4,439 votes and Bianco had 4,021.
Their opponents first-time candidate and Yorktown Athletic Club president Rich Campanero and long-time councilman , a Democrat who served on the board for nearly two decades, were defeated. Martorano had secured 3,068 votes and Campanero had 2,597.
"I'm very happy that the residents saw me fit to bring me back for four more years," Bianco said. "I think they realized I do work hard, I have the experience and I have the integrity and I want to thank them."
He said he looks forward to working with the new board and will remain vocal on environmental issues.
"I did lose Jim [Martorano] and Jim was very vocal, so I'm going to have to be double the voice," he said.
Bianco, a registered Conservative has been a member of the town board since 1996. He has lived in Yorktown for 39 years. The retired Yonkers police officer is a liaison to the conservation, planning, zoning, cable and open space boards. He is married with two children and has seven grandchildren.
Paganelli said he looks forward to working on the budget and consolidation once he gets in office in January and he will make sure he makes himself accessible to the public.
"I would like them to let me know what their concerns are so I can carry over their concerns forward and represent them on the town board," he said. "May the best of our past be the worst of our future. And what I mean by that is may the best things that have occurred in our past, may that be the worst that we have to look forward to and things only get better as we move forward."
Paganelli, who ran as a Democrat for the town board position in 2009 and switched to the Repiblican party line this year, has lived in Yorktown since 1982. He and his wife Nancy have two daughters.
Earlier this week Martorano said he had called both Bianco and Paganelli to congratulate them on the win.
"These are two gentlemen that are friends of mine," he said. "I know they will do a bang up job and I stand ready, able and willing to help Dave [Paganelli] to transition in any way he feels possible. My congratulation goes out to both of them. I know Yorktown is in good hands."
Members of the Town Board serve a four-year term and are paid $18,085 a year.