GOP holds two Assembly seats

GHENT–The Times Union newspaper reported early Wednesday morning, April 25, that Republican candidates had won both the vacant seats in the state Assembly that were up for grabs in special elections held Tuesday.

The paper reported that Jacob C. Ashby (R) had defeated Cynthia Doran (D) in the race for the Seat in the 107th District, which includes most of Rensselaer County and the Columbia County Towns of Austerlitz, Canaan, Chatham, Kinderhook, Hillsdale and New Lebanon.

In the 102nd District, Christopher Tague (R) defeated Aiden S. O’Connor (D) and independent candidate Wesley D. Laraway. The 102nd District spans seven counties including the Columbia County Towns of Stuyvesant and Stockport.

In Columbia County towns in the 107th District, Ms. Doran received more votes than Mr. Ashby.

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