MENANDS, N.Y. - Democrat Phil Steck voted Tuesday at the Menands Fire Department.
Steck, a candidate for the 110th District State Assembly seat, cast his ballot Tuesday morning in one of the most historic elections in recent memory. The 110th District encompasses Colonie, Niskayuna and the eastern portion of Schenectady County.
Steck is competing for the seat against Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen, who cast her vote in Colonie. Steck says he is confident about his chances of winning Tuesday's election, and stressed the importance of everyone exercising their right to vote.
"It's something all Americans have been afforded the opportunity to do. Citizens in many countries aren't able to experience democracy," Steck said. "It's up to all of us to get out there and vote. Unfortunately, in the United States, the people who need representation the most, oftentimes do not vote."
Steck will watch the results of Tuesday's election with family and supporters at the Polish American Citizen Center in Albany.