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Democrats Win Most Local State Senate, Assembly Seats

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Democratic candidates prevailed in most of the local State Senate and Assembly races on the ballot Tuesday.

Five incumbents—Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senators Pete Harckham and Shelley Mayer, and Assemblypersons Amy Paulin and Chris Burdick—all were victorious in their reelection bids, some by larger margins than others.

Meanwhile, Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky was elected to the Assembly in the 92nd District and Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg was elected to the Assembly in the 95th District, succeeding retiring longtime Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.

In the 94th Assembly District, Republican Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater won easily and will fill the seat being vacated by Kevin Byrne, who ran unopposed for Putnam County Executive.

In the newly created 39th Senate District, which spans Putnam Valley and Philipstown in Putnam County and parts of Dutchess and Orange counties, Republican Poughkeepsie Mayor Robert Rolison defeated Democrat Julie Shiroishi.

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