WDNY Local News, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Republican Congressman Chris Collins will remain on Capitol Hill He’s declared victory over Democratic challenger Nate McMurray in the race for the 27th Congressional District. It was close and even though he conceded, McMurray wants a recount because unofficial results show about 3,100 votes separate the two. Collins was re-elected despite being arrested in August on federal charges.
In the three-way race for state assembly, Republican and Conservative Marjorie Byrnes of Caledonia will represent the 133rd district. She got 53.8 percent of the vote while Democrat Barbara Baer picked up 41.3 percent and incumbent Joe Errigo got just 4.3 percent running on the Independence and reform party lines.
Come January, Democrats will control the Senate and Assembly. It’ll be the first time in years that the party will have the majority in both chambers. Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says her party is looking forward to giving New Yorkers the progressive leadership they want Republican leaders said while they’re disappointed with the results, they’ll continue to seek common ground on important issues.
In contested Livingston County races, Kreag Cotter beat Robert Booher 71.2 to 28.8 percent for a seat on the West Sparta Town Council, while Thomas Canute junior beat Kathleen Bawell for a spot on the Springwater town council, 56.5 percent to 43.4 percent. Overall, Livingston County reported to turn out more than 24,500 voters of the 39,000 registered.
Governor Cuomo will lead the state for the next four years. He beat Republican Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and Stephanie Miner of the Serve America Movement. Governor Cuomo’s third term starts in January. His father Mario also served three terms in Albany.
Democrats have swept three top of the ticket races. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will spend the next six years in Washington after beating Republican Chele Farley. Democratic Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will be sticking around in Albany after defeating his Republican challenger. And Democrat Letitia James will be the state’s next attorney general after knocking off Republican Keith Wofford.