According to unofficial results from the NY State Board of Elections, Governor Andrew Cuomo received 53% of the vote yesterday, defeating challenger Rob Astorino with 39%. However, Cuomo did not carry Montgomery County. Unofficial results show Astorino receiving 7,199 votes (59%) to Cuomo’s 4,167 votes (34%).
Unofficial district-wide results from the NYSBE show Republican George Amedore beating incumbent Democrat Cecelia Tkaczyk in the race for the 46th NY State Senate district by a count of 50,698 (55%) to 39,501 (43%) in a rematch of a battle Tkaczyk won two years ago. This time around, Amedore received 7,836 votes (64%) in Montgomery County to 4,463 (36%) for Tkaczyk.
In the 20th Congressional District, Democrat incumbent Paul D. Tonko received 4,556 votes (53%) in Montgomery County over Republican challenger Jim Fischer with 4,035 votes (46%). District wide, unofficial NYSBE results show Tonko received 59% of the vote to Fischer’s 37%.
In the 111th State Assembly District, NYSBE unofficial results show Democratic incumbent Angelo L. Santabarbara ahead with 49.5% of the vote to Republican challenger Peter A. Vroman with 45.8%. In Montgomery County, unofficial results show Vroman received 57% of the vote to Santabarbara’s 43%.
Montgomery County Sheriff Michael Amato easily withstood a challenge from write-in candidate James Glorioso Jr. Amato received 9,374 votes or 91.06%. A total of 920 write-in votes were cast. Information from the Montgomery County NY Board of Elections does not indicate whether all those write-in votes were for Glorioso.
Kenneth Mazur, running unopposed, received 2,250 votes to win a seat on the Citizen’s Review Board. A total of 35 write-in votes were received.
Amsterdam City Court Judge Lisa Lorman, running unopposed, received 2,790 votes. A total of seven write-in votes for the position were cast.
(John Becker and Tim Becker both contributed to this article. )