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PRIMARY RESULTS: Contested races across Congressional, State Senate districts

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.

U.S. House

Jamie Cheney17,474
Josh Riley30,462
Total Votes: 49,515
Pat Ryan (D)65,943
Marc Molinaro (R)62,952
Total Votes: 129,126

Nick Langworthy24,275
Carl Paladino22,283
Total Votes: 47,479
Max Della Pia (D)34,001
Joe Sempolinski (R)38,749
Total Votes: 73,331
Claudia Tenney17,277
Mario Fratto12,988
George Phillips1,891
Total Votes: 32,334

State Senate

Leslie Danks Burke6,953
Lea Webb10,976
Total Votes: 18,658

Original Story

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.

Related: New York’s final district maps approved: What does it mean for the Finger Lakes?

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Upstate New York Congressional district map.
Credit: NYS Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

Related: Early voting for NY’s second primary begins: Where do I vote?

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.

Related: PRIMARY DAY: Republican voters turn out in Ontario County as sheriff race takes center stage (video)

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.

Upstate New York State Senate district map.
Credit: NYS Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

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.