With a record number of absentee and mail-in ballots being submitted this year, the results from the presidential race to Long Island’s races are now finally determined. Here is a list of the projected winners that will lead Long Island for the next few years.
Zeldin has been a congressman for District One since 2015 and is currently leading by 65,120 votes with 77% of the votes counted. Zeldin continues to cater his initiatives towards protecting veterans and rebuilding our economy from the effects of COVID-19. He also wants to ensure there is enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for essential workers. Goroff comes from a science background chairing the chemistry department at Stony Brook. She wants to lower prescription drug costs, expand healthcare and provide free COVID testing for residents so they can get back to work safely. She often falls back on science as the best way to solve our issues.
With over 80% of the votes counted, Garbarino is leading by 41,731 votes. In a recent update, his opponent Gordon recently called Garbarino to congratulate him on his victory. Before running for Congress, Garbarino served on the NY Assembly for about seven years. Garbarino plans to bring a more transparent approach to government policies and is a large advocate for law enforcement.
Suozzi, the incumbent candidate, won his race against George Santos. Suozzi trained as an attorney. He served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, from 1994-2000. As a first-generation American, he believes in immigration reform that treats immigrants humanely, supports veterans and advocates for Israel and the Jewish community and speaks out against the rise of anti-Semitism and other forms of hate.
Over 85% of the votes have been collected for this race, and incumbent Rice has been declared the winner against Douglas Tuman. Rice was first elected into Congress in 2014. She is a progressive democrat and willing to put political parties aside to work on solving issues like fixing immigration and criminal justice systems. She is also praised for her work in advocating for issues like drunk driving.
Meeks has been a congressman for 11 terms now and will continue to do so after defeating Shaniyat Chowdhury by over 34,000 votes. The congressman is a big supporter of the Affordable Care Act and has been praised for being an excellent leader. He is focused on fixing the economy because of the impact of COVID-19 and creating jobs.
Palumbo gained a fairly big lead on election night against Laura Thearn and has over 57% of the vote. He was a district attorney before running for senate. He was able to beat Some of his main initiatives include reducing taxes in Suffolk County and protecting the waters and natural landscapes of Long Island.
Mattera has a sizable lead over Siderakis with currently over 64% of the vote. He is part of a local plumber union and has grown up in District Two. Because he is in a union, he is determined to rebuild the economy and support other union workers through his initiatives.
Weik was able to defeat incumbent candidate Martinez. She is married to a police officer, which plays a role in her attention to specific policies. She focuses on protecting law enforcement rather than defunding police and did a lot of campaigning by walking to people’s doors.
Boyle secured his seat by around 19% against challenger Pellegrino. The senator has been serving the fourth district since 2012. He is in a number of committees in the NY Senate some being the judiciary, energy and telecommunications and environmental conservation sectors.
Absentee ballots were able to put incumbent Gaughran back in his seat after he was trailing behind Smyth by as many as 13,000 votes. Smyth recently conceded to Gaughran. This incumbent candidate became the youngest councilman in Huntington’s history at 26 back in 1983. Since then, he’s championed transparency within government and environmental protections. He is also passionate about protecting taxpayers, combating discrimination and helping his Long Islanders navigate through the pandemic.
Absentee ballots were able to swing the vote in favor of Thomas by a narrow margin of 1,427 votes. Thomas was elected in 2018 to represent the 6th District making him the first Indian-American in New York state to serve in the state senate. Some of his goals include protecting consumers’ private information from exploitation, expanding economic opportunities for Long Island families, and combating the growing student loan debt crisis.
Kaplan will return to her senate seat after beating Franklin by over 16,00 votes. She first ran for state senate in 2018 becoming the first Iranian-American elected to the New York State Senate. She is an advocate of Reproductive Health Act, sensible gun safety legislation and increased economic development in Nassau County.
NY District Eight State Senator John E. Brooks (Democrat)
Brooks ran unopposed and besides being a senator, Brooks has been a volunteer firefighter for over 50 years. His initiatives include combatting what he believes is government corruption, giving students the best quality education and addressing the hunger problem in communities.
Kaminsky was able to unseat Johnson by 12%. The senator has been in office since 2016. He is the chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, therefore leaning his initiatives towards having clean air and putting communities on a path towards carbon neutrality.
Thiele will remain in his seat after winning the race against Collins. Thiele has passed 13 bills through the NY State Assembly in 2020. Some of his top initiatives include reducing boat liability insurance rates, increased budget flexibility for local governments and introducing local infrastructure projects.
Giglio beat Jens-Smith by a big margin of over 26%. Besides being in the state assembly, Giglio is a mother and small business owner. For her campaign, she wrote a letter to voters on her website stating that she is readily available to locals and wants to lower taxes for businesses and give students quality education.
Benedetto reclaimed his seat by a large number of votes, 18,229 votes to be exact. Benedetto is an educator who has worked as a public school teacher and the coordinator of a special education unit in the Bronx where is is originally from. He focuses on child preotection issues and has been an ardent supporter of union rights.
Ross was able to take the spot of Englebright by just five percent. Growing up in the town of Brookhaven, Ross decided to run for Assembly. Some of his initiatives include bail reform, lowering taxes for homeowners and reopening businesses in his district.
Smith secured a large majority of voters beating out Ianacci by 16,872 votes. Smith has been an assemblyman since 2018. Smith’s core initiatives revolve around reforming education, improving the environment, creating a safe space for domestic abuse survivors and protecting “brave” law enforcement.
NY State Assembly Sixth District Phillip R. Ramos (Democrat) v. Ryan Skelly (Republican)
Over 14,000 votes were more than enough for Ramos to beat Skelly, who did not really campaign. Being involved in the Assembly since 2002, Ramos has wanted a lot of change to happen and has experienced it. In his former years in the assembly, he secured funding for public schools and fought for harsher punishment on gang related crimes.
Gandolfo won by over 30% in his race against Genco. In prior years, Gandolfo has worked alongside assemblyman Andrew Garbarino as his chief of staff. Now Galdolfo wants to focus his initiatives on repealing bail reform, having clean water and making sure law enforcement officers can return home to their families safely.
With over 40% more votes, Fitzpatrick secured his spot against challenger Rice. For over 15 years, Ftizpatrick has been a part of the assembly. Like his Republican colleagues, he believes in bail reform and reforming the economy to adapt to the changes caused by the current pandemic.
Over 30% of the voters turned out to give the race to Durso against Brancato. Being a family man with two daughters, Durso wants to fight for working class families like his own. He intends to lower the taxes that working class families are being faced with in addition to protecting veterans and first responders.
By a very slim margin, Silvestri was able to defeat Democrat Stern by 56 votes. Silvestri’s main initiatives tend to surround the issues involving criminal justice. These initiatives plan to reduce crime and keep criminals like sexual predators locked up in addition to fully funding police departments.
Over 4,000 votes secured incumbent candidate Jean-Pierre’s assembly seat against Murray. toThe assemblywoman has been working on local legislation since 2014. She is the daughter of immigrants as well. She wants to lower taxes for working families and give school the necessary aid that they need.
Brown won his district by over 7,000 votes. Besides running for office, Brown is also a founder of Brown and Altmann, LLP. He used his legal experience to open what is now the Mount Sinai Village Center. His initiatives revolve around cleaning up the Long Island sound and restoring education.
Being involved in the assembly since 2004, Lavine is ready to tackle new challenges. His current initiatives include protecting and supporting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and making sure everyone has access to affordable health care.
McDonough kept his position in the assembly after securing over 17,000 more votes than Gorman. Being elected in a special election in 2002, McDonough has been serving his district for over 15 years. He has fought for eliminating universal health care and lowering property taxes.
Montesano has been serving his district for ten years and will continue to serve them after winning against Sackman with 11% more voters. Before being elected, he was a police officer. His campaign goals include cutting commuter taxes and he wants to implement more students being physically in the classroom.
Just over 2,000 votes were able to give Srivastava the win in this race. Being a small business owner, one of her initiatives include protecting small businesses and investing in infrastructure projects like making the Long Island Rail Road stations cleaner.
Mikulin will be returning to his seat after securing almost 13,000 votes than challenger Engelman. Mikulin has been involved with the assembly since 2018. Like other assemblymen, his proposed legislation involves dealing with Long Island’s opioid crisis, cutting taxes and eliminating the common core curriculum.
Darling will remain in her position representing the 18th district after winning by over 28,000 votes. Darling has focused her life on advocating for justice and bonding with her family. She uses her focus to advocate her policies for social, equity and economic justice for her district.
Almost 18,000 voters were able to secure district 19 for Ra over Berger. He has been an assemblyman since 2010. For his time in office, he has advocated for a fair and transparent state budget, public safety and bail reform.
Over 14,000 votes secured Miller’s assembly seat. She is a mother of two medically-ill children and Miller has been an assemblywoman since 2016. Some of her goals as a local politician involve giving those with disabilities equal accessibility and allowing schools to choose their own curriculum.
Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick beat Griffn by a slim six percent. Before running for assemblywoman, Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick was on the Malverne School Board and the St. Thomas the Apostle School Board. She now advocates for voting based on what the people want and not her party and supporting police officers.
With over 16,000 more voters than Zacchea, Solages will return to the assembly to represent the 22nd district. She was the first Haitian person to be elected into the NY legislature back in 2016. She continues to advocate for childcare and representation from immigrant populations in her district.
Babylon Town Council Member DuWayne Gregory (Democrat)
Since 2011, Gregory was the first person of color to serve as the Legislative Majority Leader. He continues to advocate for a strong economy that allows working classes to prosper, in addition to improving the environment in Suffolk County.
The seat that Caracappa is taking over is due to the death of Leg. Thomas Muratore. The new legislator plans on not raising taxes, supporting law enforcement and creating clean water.
NY Supreme Court Justices for 10th District
County Court Judges for Suffolk County
Stephen L. Braslow (Democrat)
James C. Hudson (Republican)
County Court Judges for Nassau County
Caryn R. Fink (Democrat)
Chris E. Hoefenkrieg (Republican)
Family Court Judge for Nassau County Lisa A. Cairo (Republican)
Family Court Judges for Suffolk County
Caren Loguercio (Republican)
James W. Malone (Republican)
District Three Huntington Court Judges
Patricia T. Grant Flynn (Democrat)
James F. Matthews Jr. (Democrat)
District Five Islip Court Judges
Jennifer A. Henry (Republican)
Alonzo G. Jacobs (Democrat)
District Three North Hempstead Court Judge Lisa M. Petrocelli (Democrat)
District Two Hempstead/Long Beach Court Judges
Tricia M. Ferrell (Democrat)
Darlene D. Harris (Republican)
Ignatius L. Muscarella (Republican)
Robert E. Pipia (Republican)
District Four Oyster Bay and Glen Cove Court Judges
Chris J. Coschignano (Republican)
David W. Wright (Republican)
Riverhead Town Justice Sean M. Walter (Republican)
Shelter Island Town Justice Stanley I. Birnbaum (Democrat)
Southampton Town Justice Patrick J. Gunn (Republican)