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.
Updated: April 24, 2018 05:16 PM
Created: April 24, 2018 05:57 AM
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