Broome County Democrat Josh Riley scored a convincing primary win over Jamie Cheney in New York's 19th Congressional District, according to the AP.
Riley held a commanding lead over Cheney late Tuesday night, and claimed victory in the race.
He will face Republican Marc Molinaro in November.
“I am so honored to be the Democratic nominee for Congress here in New York’s 19th District,” Riley said in a statement. “For too long, Upstate New Yorkers have been sold out by professional politicians and special interests. I’m running for Congress to bring change and new leadership. This is a campaign by working families, for working families, committed to bringing the high-tech jobs of the future to Upstate New York.”
He congratulated Cheney, a businesswoman who sits on the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association, on a hard-fought campaign.
Riley served as a staff assistant for former Rep. Maurice Hinchey’s office, as a policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor and counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
He had the support of the Working Families Party and seven county Democratic committees. He was born and raised in Broome County and lives in Tompkins County.