New York State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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The New York State Senate 2014 elections offered enough opportunities for the Republican Party that the Democratic Party had good reason to worry. Of the 63 districts up for election in the Senate, 37 featured two major party candidates. Eight were in districts that had competitive races in 2012 - margins of victory between 0 and 5 percent. While that is a small percentage, the Democrats were up just three seats.

Although, while Democrats technically held a three-seat majority, the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference complicated the party dynamics. The conference of Democrats broke away from the party and formed a legislative coalition with Senate Republicans in order to give them an effective majority. In June, IDC leader Jeff Klein said that the conference would instead form a coalition with the mainline Democrats starting in January 2015, following the elections.[1]

The Republicans ended up taking the Senate outright in November.

The upper chamber was identified by Louis Jacobson of Governing magazine as one of 17 chambers that was "vulnerable to a change in control in November." Jacobson rated the State Senate contest in New York as a "tossup."[2]

The State Senate was one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a 2014 battleground chamber. The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republicans of three seats, which amounted to 4.8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of nine districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Additionally, District 37 had a margin of victory of 8 percent.

District 46 featured a rematch from a peculiarly close 2012 race. In that race, former state senator George Amedore (R) was officially sworn in, but county election officials opened new ballots that gave Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) the win by 18 votes. Amedore successfully won back the seat he previously held for just a few days.[3]

Another race, according to political analyst Bob Davis, was expected to be the seat that would tip the scales in favor of the Republicans. In District 60, Kevin T. Stocker defeated incumbent Mark Grisanti in the Republican primary. Stocker was defeated by Marc C. Panepinto (D) in the general election. The district leans more Democratic than Republican, but was considered to be anyone's game. Grisanti, a former member of both the Democratic and Republican parties, ran as an Independence Party candidate in the general election and came in a close third. Conservative Party candidate Timothy D. Gallagher took about 8 percent of the vote.[4][5]

Some crucial issues at stake in New York's legislative elections included increasing the minimum wage, legalizing medical marijuana, heroin regulation, education tax credits and women's rights legislation.[6]

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014.

Following the general election, the Republican Party gained majority control of the New York State Senate. Heading into the general election, the Democratic Party occupied 32 seats. However, the general election saw them lose one seat, decreasing their seats to 31. The Republicans, on the other hand, gained three seats to increase their total seats from 29 to 32. The two vacant seats in the chamber were filled during the general election.

Incumbents retiring

A total of three incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Lee Zeldin Ends.png Republican Senate District 03
Greg Ball Ends.png Republican Senate District 40
George Maziarz Ends.png Republican Senate District 62

Note: There were 2 vacancies in the New York State Senate.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New York State Senate:

New York State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 32 31
     Republican Party 29 32
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 63 63

Note: Although Democrats had a numerical majority going into the 2014 election, a coalition gave Republicans control of the chamber.

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 27 (42.8%) of the 63 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Sixteen Democrats and 11 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 36 (57.1%) of the 63 districts up for election. Eight of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. One other election was mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts were:

Competitive

  • District 4: Incumbent Philip Boyle (R) defeated John Alberts (D) in the general election. Boyle won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 6: Incumbent Kemp Hannon (R) defeated Ethan Irwin (D) in the general election. Hannon won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 7: Incumbent Jack Martins (R) defeated Adam Haber (D) in the general election. Martins won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent William Larkin (R) defeated Gay Lee (D) in the general election. Larkin won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Terry W. Gipson (D) was defeated by Susan J. Serino (R) in the general election. Gipson won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) was defeated by George Amedore (R) in the general election. Tkaczyk won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.03 percent in 2012.
  • District 55: Incumbent Ted O'Brien (D) was defeated by Rich Funke (R) in the general election. O'Brien won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 37: Incumbent George Latimer (D) was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and defeated Joseph Dillon in the general election. Latimer won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 14 incumbents faced primary competition on September 9. Three incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 44 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 58 (95%) of the current 61 incumbents ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Republicans, can be found above. There were 2 vacancies in the New York State Senate heading into the elections.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 7 of the New York Constitution states: No person shall serve as a member of the legislature unless he or she is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of the state of New York for five years, and, except as hereinafter otherwise prescribed, of the assembly or senate district for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election; if elected a senator or member of assembly at the first election next ensuing after a readjustment or alteration of the senate or assembly districts becomes effective, a person, to be eligible to serve as such, must have been a resident of the county in which the senate or assembly district is contained for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election. No member of the legislature shall, during the time for which he or she was elected, receive any civil appointment from the governor, the governor and the senate, the legislature or from any city government, to an office which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time.

Context

A Ballotpedia analysis of partisan balance between 1992 and 2013 showed that the Democratic Party was the majority in the New York State Senate for two years, while the Republicans were the majority for 20 years. The Democratic Party was the majority in the House of Representatives for 22 years, while the Republicans were never the majority.

With the margin in the State Senate coming down to three seats, New York's upper chamber was hotly contested, especially by the state's Democratic Party. The State Senate was held by the Republicans with the aid of breakaway Senate Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference, although the conference had said it would form a coalition with the Democrats in January 2015. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed interest in campaigning against Senate Republicans during the fall election season in an attempt to win the upper chamber back for the Democrats and to clear a pathway for his public policy initiatives, which included public campaign finance, among other issues.[7][8] Among legislators running for re-election, several unresolved issues from the State Senate's previous sessions returned as crucial election issues in the campaign. Such issues included a minimum wage increase, medical marijuana, heroin regulation, education tax credits and women's rights legislation.[9]

Much attention was drawn to the group of breakaway Democrats, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), which allowed the Senate Republicans to take control of the chamber in an unusual coalition, even though New York Democrats won a majority of seats in the 2012 election.[10] In the primaries, there were plenty of challenges against members of the Independent Democratic Conference in a fight to retake the State Senate. IDC leader Sen. Jeff Klein (D) defeated G. Oliver Koppell (D) in the Democratic primary and IDC member Sen. Tony Avella (D) beat former Comptroller John Liu in the Democratic primary.[11] The head of the New York Senate Democrats' campaign arm, State Senator Michael Gianaris, said in an interview, "There is a big list of issues New Yorkers voted to see enacted two years ago, and this strange arrangement in the State Senate has held up priorities such as the minimum wage, women's issues, fixing state government and a long list of others."[10]

On June 25, 2014, the Independent Democratic Conference announced that it planned to ally with the Democratic Party and potentially tip control of the chamber to the Democrats after November 2014. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was implicated as a crucial player in the deal to reunite the breakaway faction with the mainstream Democrats in the State Senate. The move was also endorsed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said that there were "progressive goals that we have yet to achieve and that we must accomplish next January." The alliance between the two factions depended on preventing the Republican Party from capturing enough seats to retake control of the chamber; which Republicans did ultimately accomplish.[12]

Races to Watch

The following table details the five key races in the general election for the New York State Senate and the 2012 margin of victory for the district.

2014 Races to Watch, New York State Senate
District Candidate 1 Candidate 2 Candidate 3 Candidate 4 Margin of Victory (2012)
District 40 Justin R. Wagner (D) Terrence P. Murphy (R) R+2
District 41 Terry W. Gipson (D) Susan J. Serino (R) D+2
District 46 Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) George Amedore (R) D+0.03
District 55 Ted O'Brien (D) Rich Funke (R) D+4
District 60 Marc C. Panepinto (D) Kevin T. Stocker (R) Mark Grisanti (I) Timothy D. Gallagher (C) R+15
Bold=Incumbent

There were three open seats, vacated by retiring incumbents, in the November election. Three Republicans did not run for re-election. In 27 (42.8%) of the 63 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Sixteen Democrats and 11 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances. Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 36 (57.1%) of the 63 districts up for election.[13]

  • District 40: In this open seat, Yorktown Councilman Terrence P. Murphy (R) defeated Justin R. Wagner (D) in the general election. In 2012, Wagner was narrowly defeated by incumbent Greg Ball (R) by a margin of victory of 2 percent. Senate Republicans spent large sums in the race, the most on any one candidate.[14][15]
  • District 41: In a traditionally Republican district, Incumbent Terry W. Gipson (D) was defeated by Dutchess County legislator Susan J. Serino (R) in the general election. In 2012, Gipson defeated incumbent Stephen Saland (R) by a margin of victory of 2 percent. In a Siena College poll, Serino led Sen. Gipson, 52 percent to 40 percent in late October.[14][16]
  • District 46: In this district, incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) was defeated by former state senator George Amedore (R) in a 2012 rematch. In 2012, the official results deemed Amedore the winner, but county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18-vote lead. Amedore, who had been officially sworn into the Senate just days before, became the shortest-tenured senator in modern history.[17] A recent Siena College poll, gives Republican George Amedore a 10 point lead over Tkaczyk.[16]
  • District 55: Incumbent Ted O'Brien (D) was defeated by Rich Funke (R) in the general election.[14] In 2012, O'Brien won an open seat with a margin of victory of 4 percent. A Siena College poll showed O'Brien struggling against well known Funke in late October.[16] The polls showed Funke leading O'Brien, 57 percent to 32 percent. Funke is well known for his 30-year-career as a TV reporter and anchor. O'Brien argued that the public knows Funke because of his television career, but not where he stands on the issues. Campaign finance reports filed in early October showed that Senate Republicans had spent $171,000 on Funke's campaign by that point.[18] O'Brien was endorsed by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), while Funke was endorsed by the New York chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.[19][20]

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
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Democratic Party Michael Conroy: 24,154
Republican Party Kenneth LaValle: 56,473 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Joseph Lombardi: 22,530
Republican Party John J. Flanagan: 50,533 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Note: Incumbent Lee Zeldin (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Joseph L. Fritz was removed from the ballot on August 18, 2014.[21]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Adrienne Esposito: 24,200
Republican Party Tom Croci: 33,861 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party John Alberts: 18,282
Republican Party Philip Boyle: 38,461 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Bruce Kennedy, Jr.: 29,732
Republican Party Carl Marcellino: 46,476 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Georgina Bowman: 738

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ethan Irwin : 24,702
Republican Party Kemp Hannon: 42,314 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Adam Haber: 30,873
Republican Party Jack Martins: 40,465 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Note: This seat is currently vacant.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party David Denenberg: 28,104 - He quit his campaign on September 23, 2014, but remained on the ballot.[22]
Republican Party Michael Venditto: 41,881 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Patrick Gillespie, Jr.: 26,026
Republican Party Dean Skelos: 50,142 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party James Sanders, Jr.: 29,398 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Green Party September 9 Green Party primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Tony Avella: 29,359 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Paul Gilman: 2,813

District 12

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Michael Gianaris: 25,981 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Anthony Aldorasi: 3,752

District 13

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jose Peralta Approveda - Incumbent Peralta was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 2010. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Peralta also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jose Peralta: 19,968 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Bernadette Semple was removed from the ballot before the primary.[23]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Leroy Comrie: 37,466 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joseph Addabbo Approveda - Incumbent Addabbo was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Joseph Addabbo: 20,924 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Conigliaro: 16,877

District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Toby Ann Stavisky: 21,166 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Simcha Felder Approveda - Incumbent Felder was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Felder also ran on the Conservative Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Simcha Felder: 29,489 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Martin Malave Dilan: 21,352 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Jonathan H. Anderson: 861
Working Families Party Debbie Medina: 4,028

District 19

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Leon B. Miles was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

Note: Evelin Lausell was not listed on the general election candidate list.[25]

Democratic Party John L. Sampson : 29,741 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Elias J. Weir: 2,816
Working Families Party Dell Smitherman: 1,993

District 20

Note: This seat is currently vacant.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Demetrius Lawrence withdrew from the race before the primary.[24]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jesse Hamilton: 32,040 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Menachem Raitport: 1,445

District 21

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Kevin Parker Approveda - Incumbent Parker was first elected to the chamber in 2002. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Parker also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Kevin Parker: 42,967 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Herman G. Hall: 2,022

District 22

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jamie Kemmerer: 10,633
Republican Party Martin Golden: 23,580 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Diane Savino: 27,726 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Gary Carsel: 11,547
Republican Party Andrew Lanza: 47,225 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:

Note: Jane Neal was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Velmanette Montgomery: 44,194 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Daniel Squadron Approveda - Incumbent Squadron was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Squadron also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Working Families Party September 9 Working Families Party primary:

Note: Manny Cavaco was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Daniel Squadron: 32,459 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Wave Chan: 5,067

District 27

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Brad M. Hoylman Approveda - Incumbent Hoylman was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Hoylman also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Brad M. Hoylman: 46,129 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank J. Scala: 7,829

District 28

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Independent September 9 Independence Party of New York State primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Liz Krueger: 42,094 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mike Zumbluskas: 14,943

District 29

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jose M. Serrano Approveda - Incumbent Serrano was first elected to the chamber in 2004. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Serrano also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jose M. Serrano: 30,502 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Barrett: 3,589

District 30

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bill Perkins Approveda - Incumbent Perkins was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Perkins also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.

Note: Ruben D. Vargas was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Bill Perkins: 44,971 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Girodes: 2,338

District 31

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Corey Ortega was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Adriano Espaillat: 37,089 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ruben Diaz Approveda - Incumbent Diaz was first elected to the chamber in 2002. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Diaz also ran on the Republican ticket.

Note: Elliot Quinones was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ruben Diaz Approveda - In addition to running on the Republican ticket, Diaz also ran on the Democratic ticket.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:

Note: David M. Johnson was removed from the ballot before the primary.[24]

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic PartyRepublican Party Ruben Diaz: 27,531 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Jasmine Marte: 1,153

District 33

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party J. Gustavo Rivera: 19,809 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steven Stern: 1,126
Independence Party of America Jose A. Padilla, Jr.: 342

District 34

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
Green Party September 9 Green Party primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jeffrey Klein: 31,295 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Alex Mici: 6,103
Conservative Party Frank Dellavalle: 1,957
Green Party Carl Lundgren: 1,638

District 35

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Andrea Stewart-Cousins: 43,862 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Lopez Foti: 15,811

District 36

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ruth Hassell-Thompson: 37,166 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert L. Diamond: 2,388
Independence Party of America Crystal Collins: 766

District 37

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • George Latimer Approveda - Incumbent Latimer was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Latimer also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:
November 4 General election candidates:

Note: Jean M. Maisano was not listed on the general election candidate list.

Democratic Party George Latimer: 38,092 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Dillon: 34,913

District 38

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party David Carlucci: 47,520 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donna Held: 21,171

District 39

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Gay Lee: 19,271
Republican Party William Larkin: 46,012 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Note: Incumbent Greg Ball (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Justin R. Wagner: 37,875
Republican Party Terrence P. Murphy: 46,884 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Terry W. Gipson: 38,625
Republican Party Susan J. Serino: 42,267 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party John Bonacic: 49,787 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Brian F. Howard: 32,901
Republican Party Kathleen A. Marchione: 59,394 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Neil Breslin: 55,929 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Betty Little: 62,472 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Cecilia Tkaczyk: 42,009
Republican Party George Amedore: 53,553 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Joseph Griffo: 52,464 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Patricia Ritchie: 55,300 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Madelyn C. Thorne: 29,983
Republican Party Hugh Farley: 51,892 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party John DeFrancisco: 74,807 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party James L. Seward: 61,157 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Anndrea L. Starzak: 27,980
Republican Party Thomas Libous: 46,070 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party David Valesky: 51,052 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Michael Nozzolio: 67,873 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ted O'Brien Approveda - Incumbent O'Brien was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, O'Brien also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ted O'Brien: 38,624
Republican Party Rich Funke: 54,874 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Joseph Robach: 51,815 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Catharine Young: 65,998 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Thomas O'Mara: 56,805 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Patrick Gallivan: 71,629 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:

Note: Rus Thompson was removed from the ballot before the primary.[26]

Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Marc C. Panepinto: 26,415 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin T. Stocker: 24,966
Conservative Party Timothy D. Gallagher: 6,796
Independence Party of America Mark Grisanti: 22,734

District 61

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Elaine Altman: 26,836
Republican Party Michael Ranzenhofer: 51,711 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Note: Incumbent George Maziarz (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Johnny G. Destino: 21,678
Republican Party Robert Ortt: 47,606 Green check mark transparent.png
Working Families Party Paul Brown: 1,840

District 63

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Dennis Nawojski was removed from the ballot before the primary.[27]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Timothy M. Kennedy: 42,278 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ricky Donovan, Sr.: 11,973

See also

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