Ex-candidate for NY governor survives school board challenge

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Posted: May 04, 2016 3:43 PM
Ex-candidate for NY governor survives school board challenge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A wealthy developer and Trump campaign co-chair in New York has been re-elected to a school board by narrowly defeating his 18-year-old student challenger.

Unofficial results show Carl Paladino beating high school student Austin Harig by a little more than 100 votes out of about 3,000 cast in the Buffalo school board race Tuesday.

Harig took on Paladino despite Paladino's experience as a former candidate for New York governor and current campaign co-chair for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Paladino won his first three-year term on the school board in a landslide in 2013, becoming part of a new voting majority. Two other members of that majority were defeated Tuesday.