In the Hudson Valley region, the 39th and 42nd Senate District races have concluded and declared their winners following Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, while the race for the 99th State Assembly district continues on.
In the 99th Assembly District, the seat is still being pursued by first time assembly candidates Kathryn Luciani [R-Woodbury] and Christopher Eachus [D-New Windsor]. The open seat was previously held by Assemblyman Colin Schmitt [R]. As per the New York State Board of Elections website with the last update on November 11 at 10:33 p.m. the total number of votes collected from the 99th was 38, 232. Luciani has 18,181 votes with Eachus at 18,125 votes.
“We are still in the middle of this race, even though this is November 14, six days after the election day. And that is because the race is that close between myself and my opponent,” Eachus said. “We are going to have to wait for absentee ballots to finish coming in and then be counted. I would like my constituents and everybody to know that I have great, great faith in the board of elections.”
In the newly created 39th Senate District, first time candidate Rob Rolison [R-Poughkeepsie] defeated first time candidate Julie Shiroishi [D-Beacon] in the November 2022 election. As per the NYS Board of Elections website with the last update on November 11 at 10:33 p.m., 111,363 votes were collected in the newly created district. 57,125 votes came for Rolison and 49,937 votes for Shiroishi.
“All victories are in essence team efforts, and Tuesday’s win was no exception,” Rolison said. “ My wonderful wife Lori and our family put their lives on hold and endured many late nights so that I could run for the 39th Senate district. In similar ways our campaign staff sacrificed sleep and outworked our competition to bring home the win. Most importantly, though, it was the support of thousands of Hudson Valley residents eager for change who sent their message loud and clear on Election Day. I am honored to represent their voice in the State Senate and I look forward to working on their behalf.”
Shiroishi did not respond to a request for comment.
In the 42nd Senate District, Senate Candidate for re-election James Skoufis [D] defeated Senate Candidate Dorey Houle [R]. As per the NYS Board of Elections website with the last update on November 11 at 10:33 p.m., a total 99,427 votes were collected with 48,661 for Skoufis and 47,491 for Houle. Senate Candidate Houle did not respond to a request for comment at the time of this report.
“Tonight, I am humbled and heartened by the groundswell of support we received at the polls,” said Skoufis. “Over the past ten years in the State Legislature, we’ve earned the consistent support of Democrats, Republicans, and independent voters alike for one simple reason: our Orange County neighbors know I have always, and will always, fight for them and their families.”