Courtesy of WRCR.
Looks like a Rockland Assemblyman is heading to Congress. And buckle up, the New York Governor’s race between Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin may not be over.
The 17th Congressional District is still up for grabs, but Rockland Asssemblyman Mike Lawler is currently leading by a two percent margin over Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney.
In the governor’s race, Governor Hochul declared victory last night but Congressman Zeldin didn’t concede yet, hoping Long Island absebtee ballots could put him over the top. If the numbers hold, with Hochul leading by about five percentage points, Hochul could become New York’s first female elected governor.
The 38th Senate District is leaning toward Republican challenger Bill Weber, in a repeat contest from two years ago, over Democrat incumbent Elijah Reichlin-Melnick. They’re separated by a narrow two percent margin.
Democrat incumbent Ken Zebrowski kept his 96th Assembly district seat over Republican challenger Brett Yagel. Republican John Mcgowan won Lawler’s 97th Assembly District spot by a two to one margin over Democrat Eudson Tyson Francois. A similar margin keeps Republican incumbent Karl Brabenec in the 98th Assembly District over Democrat Bruce Levine. 99th Assembly District is razor thin and too close to call, Democrat Christopher Eachus holds a 19-vote lead over Republican challenger Kathryn Luciani, this for Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s former seat. He conceded his race for Congress to Demcratic challenger Pat Ryan.
Democrat incumbent state Comptroller Tom Dinapoli easily topped Republican Paul Rodriguez, while Attorney General incumbent Democrat Letitia James held a seven percent lead over Republican Michael Henry.
The Environmental Bond Act easily passed with nearly 70 percent giving green the thumbs-up.
In Stony Point the proposition to sell Letchworth Village for a development project was rejected, with 70 percent of voters saying no thank you. George Potanovic is the co-founder of the Stony Point Action Committee for the Environment, and says voters just didn’t have enough information before the vote…
Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan says he and the board respect the voters’ decision…
Elsewhere in Stony Point, Republican Michael Puccio won his race for Town Council over Democrat Eleanor Kassner, and Republican Karl Javenes won the race for Superintendent of Highways over Democrat John Fox.
Democrats in the Village of Piermont Trustee race won, incumbent Nathan Mitchell and Richard Owen Burns.
In the Village of Sloatsburg’s Trustee race, incumbent John Bonkoski and Marc Bitterman, both Republicans, held the lead over Democrat Joyce Donohue.
In the Village of Suffern Trustee race incumbent Democrats Steven Alpert and Fred Sauberman held leads over Republicans Andrew Zavoski and Banks Dastine.
Seven Democrats running for Justice of the State Supreme Court held slim leads over their Republican challengers.
In the U.S. Senate race, Chuck Schumer easily defeated Republican Joe Pinion.
Uncontested races: Ramapo Town Justice: Democrat David Fried won his uncontested race; Democrat Richard Sena won his uncontested race for Village of Haverstraw Trustee; Village of Nyack Trustee – Democrats Pascale Jean-Gilles and incumbent Donna Lightfoot Cooper; Village of Suffern Justice – Republican Ernest Buonocore.