Delgado bests Faso for House Seat

GHENT–The unofficial returns show Democrats did well in Tuesday’s mid-term elections. And though the party’s strength did not ensure victory in districts that include other counties, the party did prevail in the race at the top of the local ballot where Democrat Antonio Delgado unseated Republican Congressman John Faso in the 19th Congressional district.

Mr. Delgado, a lawyer who lives in Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, claimed victory in Kingston, the largest city in the 11-county district, late Tuesday evening. His unofficial vote count from those who voted Tuesday, showed Mr. Delgado ahead by 132,001 to 124,408. The vote in Columbia County was 13,897 for Mr. Delgado to 11,268 for Mr. Faso.

In the only race contested countywide this year, the unofficial count shows Democrat Bernadette Powis winning her race against county Coroner Carmen Martino by a vote of 12,883 to 11,584.

Assemblymember Didi Barrett, a Democrat, has claimed victory in her race for reelection in 106th Assembly District against Republican William Truitt.

On the Republican side, Assemblyman Chris Tague soundly defeated his Democratic challenger Aiden O’Connor Jr. in the 102nd District in a rematch of the special election earlier this year.

The unofficial results show Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby holding his seat in the 107th District against Democrat Tistrya Houghtling. Ms. Houghtling had more votes than Mr. Ashby in Columbia County, but the majority of voters live in Rensselaer County, where Mr. Ashby prevailed.

Republican Daphne Jordan won the state Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Kathleen Marchione in the 43rd District. She defeated Democrat Aaron Gladd who had a slim lead over Ms. Jordan in the unofficial tally in the county.

Based on the preliminary results elsewhere in the state, Democrats will hold majorities in both the state Senate and the Assembly.

All the ballot propositions on town ballots passed and Kinderhook voters upped funding for the Kinderhook Memorial and Valatie libraries and Stuyvesant voters raised their contribution to the Kinderhook Library. Also, Germantown voters approved the Town Board’s plan to abolish the town police force.

THESE ARE THE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS from the Columbia County Board of Elections only for Columbia County. Races for statewide and district-wide office the tally for the whole state or district. The county vote totals do not include absentee or military ballots.


Andrew M. Cuomo   11,109

Marc Molinaro   13,339

Howie Hawkins   573

Stephanie A. Miner   258

Larry Sharpe   320


Thomas P. DiNapoli   15,231

Jonathan Trichter   9,460

Mark Dunlea   307

Cruger E. Gallaudet   141

Attorney General

Letitia A. James   12,870

Keith Wofford   11,074

Michael Sussman   374

Nancy B. Sliwa   140

Christopher B. Garvey   201

Supreme Court Justice, District 3 (vote for 2)

Margaret T. Walsh   14,709

Peter A. Lynch   12,586

William E. McCarthy   11,953

US Senator

Kirsten E. Gillibrand   15,174

Chele Chiavacci Farley   10,270

Representative in Congress

Antonio Delgado   13,897

John J. Faso   11268

Steven Greenfield   376

Diane Neal   267

State Senator 43rd District

Aaron W. Gladd   12,587

Daphne V. Jordan   12,320

Member of the Assembly 102nd District

Aidan S. O’Connor Jr.   775

Christopher Tague   1,026

Member of the Assembly 106th District

Didi Barrett   7,957

William G. Truitt   6,298

Member of the Assembly 107th District

Tistrya G. Houghtling    5,369

Jacob C. Ashby    3,959

County Clerk

* Holly C. Tanner   16,792

County Coroner

* Michael R. Blasl   15,195

County Coroner

Bernadette Powis  12,883

Carmen R. Martino   11,584

Ancram Town Justice

Catherine Redlich   282

Richard Novik   332

Claverack Town Justice

Michael H. Brandon   1,502

Germantown Town Tax Collector

Kerrie M. Abela   556

Hudson City Judge

John Connor Jr.   1,775

Stockport Town Justice

Sally Eckhoff   352

Malcolm G. Smalley   577

Taghkanic Town Justice

Robert Prochera   255

Ballot Proposals:

• Town of Germantown

Shall the Town of Germantown Local Law No. 2 of 2018 abolishing the Town of Germantown Police Department be approved?

Yes    490

No     372

• Town of Kinderhook, Proposition 1:

Shall the Town of Kinderhook increase its annual contribution for the operating budget of the Valatie Free Library by nine thousand one hundred fifty dollars ($9,150) to the sum of eighty thousand dollars ($80,000)?

Yes    2,383

No     1,312

• Town of Kinderhook, Proposition 2:

Shall the Town of Kinderhook increase its annual contribution for the operating budget of the Kinderhook Memorial Library by forty-nine thousand dollars ($49,000) to the sum of two hundred forty-six thousand sixty-nine dollars ($246,069)?

Yes    1,881

No     1,771

• Town of Stuyvesant:

Shall the annual contribution of the Town of Stuyvesant for the operating budget of the Kinderhook Memorial Library be increased by six thousand nine hundred twenty-one dollars ($6,921) to the sum of thirty four thousand seven hundred sixty-one dollars ($34,761)?

*Yes  492

No    325

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