New York State Senator Pam Helming won re-election in the 54th District on Tuesday.
The district, which includes parts of Seneca, Ontario, Cayuga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Monroe counties, was viewed as largely safe heading into Election Day.
Challenger Shauna O’Toole was not able to catch enough early-votes to create a lead that wouldn’t evaporate on Election Day.
Senator Helming called it a ‘clear message’ sent by voters in the 54th District, as she secured 78,138 votes compared to 35,681 for O’Toole.
Helming took more than 60% of the vote in each county inside the district, with the lone exception being Tompkins, which only accounted for 4,231 total votes.
O’Toole had previously challenged Helming in 2018.