Republican Daphne Jordan won election to the 43rd District seat in the State Senate on Tuesday night, defeating Democratic challenger Aaron Gladd.
Jordan will replace the retiring Kathy Marchione in the seat. She is currently the Legislative Director and Senate Local Government Committee Director for Marchione.
"I have been collecting a folder of issues and concerns from constituents and from town officials as I've traveled through their towns," Jordan said, "and so I want to look at that folder and get a list together and prioritize it and see what I can do to help."
State Senate - 46th District
George Amedore won re-election to his seat Tuesday. The GOP incumbent turned away a challenge from Democrat Pat Strong.
"It's about bring results, getting results, and getting our fair share. And connecting, listening to the constituents, serving them, and delivering on what they ask," Amedore said to supporters Tuesday in Rotterdam. "It's been a great honor for me to do that, and we've been successful, but there's so much more work that needs to be done."
New York 20th Congressional District
Congressman Paul Tonko has won another term in Washington. He beat Republican Joe Vitollo comfortably by more than 30 points.
Tonko was first elected to Congress in 2008.
Rensselaer County District Attorney
In an upset, Republican Joel Abelove has been ousted by former East Greenbush Town Justice Mary Pat Donnelly.
Donnelly's candidacy called into question Abelove's integrity when it came to special prosecutors in certain cases and high turnover rate in that office.
Abelove ran on a campaign of experience and cited his high record of convictions.
Berkshire County, Mass., District Attorney
Democrat Andrea Harrington, who had previously defeated incumbent DA Paul Caccaviello in the primary election, turned away his write-in challenge Tuesday night in the Berkshires.
Caccaviello had taken over the DA's office upon the retirement of previous DA David Capeless.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker won a second term. The Republican overwhelmingly beat Jay Gonzalez.
During his campaign, Baker touted the bay state's strong ecomony and low unemployment.
Baker also distanced himself from President Trump due to his unpopularity in the state.