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Review of local and state results

Nov 07, 2012 11:11 am
Kyle Adams reports in The Daily Mail state senatorial candidates Republican George Amedore and Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk, are neck and neck in the race to represent the 46th District in the New York State Senate. Amedore declared a victory late Tuesday, but the numbers were still too close to call and were still being counted. Tkaczyk did not concede, her camp was confident that when the votes are counted she will be the next senator from the 46th District. The newly drawn 46th includes Greene, Montgomery, and Ulster counties, along with most of Albany and Schenectady counties, as well. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

W.T. Eckert reports in the Register Star Republican Pete Lopez won in a landslide over Democrat Jimmy Miller in the newly drawn 102nd Assembly District race, Tues., Nov. 6. In Greene County, Lopez received 64 percent of the vote. Lopez said Tuesday night his priorities will include job retention and job creation, and he will work for a sustainable budget. Lopez said within the next two years some education issues need to be addressed. He mentioned mandate relief, state funding and more responsibility to the schools, in particular. "...we have to work with the governor aggressively to help stabilize our rural schools to provide quality, affordable education," Lopez said. Read the full story in the Register Star.

Jim Planck writes in The Daily Mail on the Greene County Legislature election, Tuesday. In Catskill, three of the four available seats were taken by Democrats, Kevin Lennon, Vincent Seeley and Joseph Kozloski. The fourth spot went to top vote-getter overall, Republican Linda Overbaugh. There are reportedly 400 absentee ballots to be counted in that race. In other races in Greene County, incumbents prevailed. In New Baltimore, incumbent James Van Slyke defeated challenger Patrick Linger. In Prattsville, Ashland, Windham, Jewett, incumbent James Hitchcock defeated challenger Sondra Clark. In Durham, incumbent Patricia Handel defeated challenger Leslie Armstrong, on the Independence ballot. Races in Athens, Cairo, Coxsackie, Durham, Greenville and Halcott, Lexington Hunter were uncontested. In town races, incumbent Halcott Councilman Yukari Day defeated challenger Walter Miller for a seat on the town council. In New Baltimore, James Huff defeated Lee Davis for the open Town Justice seat. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Michael Ryan reports in The Daily Mail on the town council special election in Prattsville, Tuesday. In that contest, Democrat Kory O’Hara defeated his Republican challenger Greg Cross. O'Hara won by a 66 votes, with as many as 50 absentee ballots left to be counted. Democrat Kristin Tompkins was ahead of opponent Republican David Martin, late Tuesday night. If Tompkins wins, the Democrats will hold a majority of the town board. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Jim Planck reports in The Daily Mail newcomer Anthony Coiro, of Haines Falls, prevailed over opponent Paul Solodar, of Hunter, to win a one-year unexpired term on the Hunter Town Board. Also in Hunter, Proposition No. 1, was approved. The proposition sought to increase funding to the Haines Falls Free Library. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Barbara Reina reports in the Register Star, In Kinderhook, Proposition One, a proposal to increase the annual contribution of the town of Kinderhook to the Kinderhook Memorial Library passed. The proposition passed in Stuyvesant, as well. The increase is intended to go toward the replacement of the library's public access computers with new, upgraded models. Read the full story in the Register Star.

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