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The Wading River Fire Department building on North Country Road. Photo by Kyle Barr

In one of the only contested fire commissioner races in the local area, a past commissioner managed to unseat an incumbent in Wading River by a margin of 25 votes after ballots were counted Dec. 8.

Tim Deveny was elected to the Wading River board of fire commissioners Dec. 8. Photo from Deveny

Tim Devany, a 23-year Wading River resident and past commissioner of the Wading River Fire District, gained 197 votes to his opponent, 15-year incumbent and lifelong Wading River resident Jim Meier’s 172. 

District Manager Gregory Michalakopoulos said there were two additional write-in votes.

The seat is for a five-year term starting Jan. 1, 2021, and ending Dec. 31, 2025. 

Head here for past coverage of this year’s commissioner race.