Who won the hotly contested Congressional primaries and special elections? What about primaries for New York State Senate seats?
After a long, and sometimes confusing journey through redistricting, we have answers. It was primary day again on Tuesday, as voters turned out to let their voices be heard. Several important races were decided last night, with long-term implications – even beyond the general election.
Check out results from races of interest in the Finger Lakes below.
|19th DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY||Votes|
|Total Votes: 49,515|
|19th DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION||Votes|
|Pat Ryan (D)||65,943|
|Marc Molinaro (R)||62,952|
|Total Votes: 129,126|
|23rd DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PRIMARY||Votes|
|Total Votes: 47,479|
|23rd DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION||Votes|
|Max Della Pia (D)||34,001|
|Joe Sempolinski (R)||38,749|
|Total Votes: 73,331|
|24rd DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PRIMARY||Votes|
|Total Votes: 32,334|
|52nd DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY||Votes|
|Leslie Danks Burke||6,953|
|Total Votes: 18,658|
New York’s second primary is today: Rundown of races in our region
The second New York State primary election is being held on Tuesday, August 23.
New York’s first primary was held on June 28 for NYS governor, state Assembly and local races.
Two primaries were deemed necessary because a judge ruled the state’s Congressional and State Districts maps had to be redrawn.
The August 23 Primary Day features Congressional and state Senate elections.
Let’s take a closer look at the races in our region.
19th Congressional District
Two elections are taking place in the 19th District on New York’s second Primary Day.
The 19th District Congressional seat is currently vacant.
It was last represented by Antonio Delgado, who was selected to serve as Lieutenant Governor on May 3, 2022.
Pat Ryan (D) and Marc Molinaro (R) are running in the special election to serve out the rest of Delgado’s term that ends on January 3, 2023.
The Democratic primary sees candidates Josh Riley and Jamie Cheney square off to win the party’s nomination for the November 8 general election.
The 19th District covers all or parts of Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins and Ulster Counties.
23rd Congressional District
New York’s 23rd District is currently vacant. Former Representative Tom Reed (R) announced his in resignation in May.
Max Della Pia (D) is running against Joe Sempolinski (R) in the special election to carry out the rest of Reed’s term, which ends on January 3, 2023. They are running in the current NY-23, not the redrawn district.
A Republican primary is also taking place in the new NY-23.
Republicans Nick Langworthy and Carl Paladino are vying for the party’s nomination for the general election.
The winner will face off against the Democrats’ candidate Della Pia on November 8, 2022.
The newly redrawn district covers all or parts of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Schuyler and Steuben Counties.
24th Congressional District
A Republican Party primary is taking place in New York’s 24th District.
The Republican candidates are Claudia Tenney, Mario Fratto, and George Phillips.
Tenney currently serves as representative for New York’s 22nd District.
The redrawn 24th District covers all or parts of Cayuga, Genesee, Jefferson, Livingston, Niagara, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties.
52nd State Senate District race
The only contested state Senate primary in our region is the Democratic primary for the 52nd State Senate district.
The candidates vying for the Democratic nomination are Leslie Danks Burke and Lea Webb.
The district covers all of Cortland and Tompkins Counties as well as parts of Broome County.
In New York, only registered party members can vote in a primary election.
The general election will be held on November 8, 2022.
For information on polling sites in your area, head to the state Board of Elections website.