Governor Cuomo Gets 3rd Term, Claudia Tenney Still Fighting
With the mid-term elections over, voters are clearly looking for a change, but mixing up the slate of people representing them.
In the hotly-contested race for the 22nd U.S. Congressional District, Democrat Anthony Brindisi is claiming victory over Republican Incumbent Claudia Tenney in a race that is still too close to call. Unofficial results puts Brindisi at 117,779 votes to Tenney's 116,257. Tenney is not conceding the race, which has been run with heavy support from President Donald Trump.
In the 19th District, Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado is claiming a narrow victory over incumbent Republican John Faso.
The Southern Tier's U.S. Senator remains the same with Kirsten Gillibran (D) winning a solid 68% victory over Republican challenger Chele Farley.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been handed a third term, drawing on his large base of downstate supporters with 59% of the vote over Republican Challenger Marc Molinaro's 37%. Many Upstate counties, however, are clearly unhappy with the Democrat with Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware and others swinging in favor of Molinaro.
For State Attorney General, Democrat Letita James is the apparent winner over Republican Keith Wofford.
In the 6th New York State Supreme Court District, Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride has a narrow 55% lead over Cortland City Court Judge Elizabeth Burns with 45%.
The Broome County Legislature is going a solid red with Republicans winning 8 of the 11 seats up for election.
[Bob Joseph/WNBF News[/caption]Incumbent Sheriff, Republican David Harder has won easy victory over former Binghamton Mayor, Working Parties Candidate Matthew Ryan for his 6th term.
The Town of Union is still being closely watched as Democrat Richard Materese appears ready to take over as Supervisor, defeating Republican Frank Bertoni 10,280 to 8,830. The new Supervisor replaces Rose Sotak who chose not to run following allegations of harassing Town employees.
The Council race is very tight with almost a four-way dead heat for two seats. Democrat Heather Stanley is at the top with 9, 516 votes, Republican Sandy Dellapenna at 9,507 votes, Democrat Lori Wahila at 9,256 votes and Republican Robert Mack at 9,172 votes.
The contest for Johnson City Trustee is also tight with Republican Martin Meany at 2,763 votes, Democrat Benjamin Reynolds at 2,339 votes and Republican Bruce King at 2,334 votes.
The Town of Fenton gained headlines this year with a fight over a natural gas compression/transfer station proposed for the West Service Road in Hillcrest. That played heavily in the town races. Apparent winners to the Board of trustees are Republicans Thomas Moss and Michael Husar over Independents Jason Pepples and Kevin Wilson. For Town Supervisor, Republican Gary Holcomb holds 72% of the vote over Independent Bill Bowie's 28%.
Absentee ballots still need to be counted and the vote certified before results are official.
Broome County election results can be found at www.broomevotes.com.