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100th Assembly District race finally settled

Feb 16, 2011 3:54 pm
MidHudsonNews.com reports that the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court Wednesday voted 4-0 to declare Republican Thomas Kirwan the winner in the 100th District State Assembly race. He defeated Democratic incumbent Frank Skartados of Milton, who held the seat for the last two years, by a final tally of under 15 votes, with 58 tossed by the court and dozens more never qualified for counting. The Appellate Court will now ask the Supreme Court justice handling the case to certify the results with the boards of elections since the district is comprised of portions of Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties. The fact of the extra seat for the GOP means it will now be harder for the assembly to override any vetoes by Governor Andrew Cuomo, as is expected on the Property Tax Cap issue, if it ever gets an Assembly vote. “Winning is better than losing,” Kirwan told MidHudsonNews.com.

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