The fate of Farmingdale's county seat and future control of the Nassau County Legislature has come down to a recount.
Incumbent Republican was just 51 votes over Democratic challenger for the 14th district seat after all votes were tallied early Wednesday morning.
Just before midnight, Belesi led Pearson 54 percent to 45 with 15 precincts counted. The margin steadily decreased and closed with Belesi at 50.21 percent and Pearson at 49.75 percent. All vote tallies are unofficial.
Belesi, R-Farmingdale, is a retired Nassau County Police Department supervisor who has represented the 14th Nassau County Legislative District since 2009. Pearson is a newcomer and U.S. Air Force veteran.
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