Tkaczyk claiming victory in 46, after unofficial count goes in her favor
ALBANY, N.Y. – The
results on election night were actually just the beginning for the 46th Senate
District, little did voters and the two candidates know, the race would not be
decided until two months later.
ballots were counted at the Ulster County Board of Elections Friday one ballot
in Albany County, with a result of Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk leading the
race for the 46th Senate District by 18 votes.
Lewis, republican George Amedore's lead council, says the ballots counted in
Ulster County were their objections to what they saw as deficiencies.
we saw, more than anything else, is the ability for democracy to change things.
There's always going to be a loser, but it's much more fun to be the winner."
says it is an incredible privilege to have been elected and now it is time to
begin serving her constituents.
gratifying to finally find I am the winner in this very long, grueling
campaign," says Tkaczyk.
race for the 46th Senate District seat was far from clear-cut. Last month, an
acting state Supreme Court judge certified Amedore as the winner, but Tkaczyk
appealed the decision, resulting in this week's ballot count.
was very much a grassroots campaign, because I didn't start off with a lot of
money or name recognition," says Tkaczyk. "As more people learned
about my positions and my messages, more people got involved. It was really
exciting to see the support and how that grew."
says Amedore called her Friday afternoon to wish her well.
statement, Amedore says, ""I am proud of the honest and clean campaign
that I and my team ran in this extended race. I was supported by the
hard-working upstate families who are faced with tremendous challenges in these
trying times. The time for politics has ended and the time to govern is at
says she expects to be sworn in sometime next week.
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