Chautauqua County Sheriff

Political newcomer Jim Quattrone beat incumbent Joe Gerace for Chautauqua County sheriff.

Gerace was running for his seventh term in office.

Quattrone had been with the sheriff's office 30 years, before retiring as a lieutenant last year.

He took 54 percent of the vote, while Gerace took 46 percent.

They're both proud of the campaigns they ran, and thanked their supporters.

"I’m overwhelmed by the support. The community support, my family, my friends, but really the voters of Chautauqua County were ready for some change," Quattrone (R) said.

"I'm obviously disappointed. I worked really hard to keep Chautauqua County a safe place. Jim ran a good campaign and well-organized and it wasn't something that surprised me that it was going to be close. It could've gone either way in my mind, and obviously it didn't go the way that I wish that it would have," Gerace (D) said.

The election turnout for the midterm was 54 percent in Chautauqua County.

142nd Assembly District

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke won the 142nd State Assembly seat.

The South Buffalo native beat Republican incumbent Erik Bohen, who won the seat in a special election earlier this year.

Burke says he ran on a campaign fighting for the middle class, defending the environment and growing the community.

"I believe in public service and my record as a legislator, I think, speaks for itself and I wanted to continue that in Albany. Aside from that, the personal part of it was, 'you know, you get knocked down, and you shouldn't give up.' So as a dad, I have three little kids, a part of it was just teaching them," Burke (D) said.

West Seneca Town Board 

West Seneca's Town Board will grow by two members.

Voters in the town overwhelmingly voted in favor of Proposition One 62 percent to 38 percent.

The board is currently made of up three members: Supervisor Sheila Meegan, and councilmen Bill Hanley and Eugene Hart.

The candidates for the two new seats will be on the ballot next November.

146th Assembly District

In the race for the 146th Assembly District, Democratic challenger Karen McMahon has unseated Republican incumbent Ray Walter in an apparent upset.

Walter has served in the Assembly since 2011.

"There hasn't been a Democrat in this seat for decades, and to my knowledge, there's never been a woman in this seat, so I'm really honored and happy to be the person in this seat now," McMahon (D) said.

60th State Senate District

New York State Senator Chris Jacobs was re-elected to the 60th Senate District.

The Republican beat Democratic challenger Carima El Behairy.

The district includes parts of the city of Buffalo, the city of Tonawanda, and the towns of Brant, Evans, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Tonawanda.

61st State Senate District

In the race for the 61st State Senate district, incumbent Republican Michael Ranzenhofer appears to have defeated Democratic Joan Elizabeth Seamans.

Ranzenhofer joined the state Senate in January 2009.

140th Assembly District

In the 140th Assembly District, incumbent Democrat Robin Schimminger defeated Republican Adam Ohar 68 percent to 25 percent.

Schimminger has been in the Assembly since 1977.

141st Assembly District

Democrat incumbent Crystal Peoples-Stokes claimed victory in the 141st Assembly District, defeating Republican challenger Ross Kostecky 86 percent to 9 percent.

Peoples-Stokes has served in the Assembly since 2013.

143rd Assembly District

In the race for the 143rd Assembly District, Democrat incumbent Monica Wallace defeated Republican challenger Daniel Centinello, Sr.

Wallace assumed office in January 2017.

144th Assembly District

Republican Michael Norris defeated Democrat Joseph DiPasquale in the race for the 144th Assembly District.

Norris was previously elected to the seat in January 2017 to replace Jane Corwin.

150th Assembly District

In the race for the 150th Assembly District, incumbent Republican Andrew Goodell defeated Democrat Judith Einach 67 percent to 30 percent.

He first was elected to the Assembly in January 2011.