Special elections held for vacant Assembly seats

April 24, 2018 05:16 PM

The Capital Region had two special elections Tuesday to fill the state Assembly seats vacated by Steve McLaughlin and Pete Lopez. McLaughlin became Rensselaer County Executive, while Lopez was offered a position as an EPA administrator.

The race in Rensselaer County for the 107th District pits Republican Jake Ashby against Democrat Cindy Doran. In Schoharie County's 102nd District, Chris Hague, a Republican, squares off against Aidan O'Connor Jr., a Democrat, and Independent candidate Wesley Laraway. Two special elections will also be held for vacancies in the state Senate. If Democrats win both seats, they will have a numerical majority that could switch the balance of power in the chamber.

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Polls were open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. NewsChannel 13 will have race results online and in our 11 p.m. and morning newscasts.


WNYT Staff

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