GHENT–Early returns show Democrats ahead or tied in several races around Columbia County as well as in the region where all or parts of the county are in larger districts.
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.
In the only contested countywide this year, Democrat Bernadette Powis appears to have won her race against county Coroner Carmen Martino by a vote of 12,883 to 11,584.
Democrat Antonio Delgado, with 54.5% of the vote was leading Representative John Faso, a Republican with 70% of election districts in the county reporting. The Times Union website reports that Mr. Delgado leads throughout the district by a similar margin, with many votes still to be counted.
Assemblymember Didi Barrett, a Democrat, is ahead of her opponent in the 106th Assembly District, Republican William Truitt.
Republican Assemblyman Chris Tague is leading his Democratic challenger Aiden O’Connor Jr. in the 102nd District.
The race between Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby and Democrat Tistrya Houghtling shows Ms. Houghtling ahead in the county with all districts reporting but narrowly trailing Assemblyman Ashby district-wide.
The county numbers will be posted as all districts report. Read more…