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.