Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

This morning at 7:35am, I was proud to cast the 32nd vote in election district 11 at New Rochelle’s Barnard School.

The big suspense in New York concerns control of the State Senate.  Democrats are hoping to win enough seats to make Andrea Stewart-Cousins the new majority leader.  Andrea happens to be my State Senator, and it felt good to register my support today, but her own election really isn’t in doubt.  It’s other Senate races that will make the difference, including two contests right here in our region, where George Latimer is running for a second term and Justin Wagner is competing for an open seat.

And then, of course, there’s the small matter of who serves as Governor, not to mention plenty of other federal, state and judicial offices.  I’ll put in a special plug for Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who deserves a resounding reelection, and for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a stand-out first-termer in a tight race.  All of these elections matter.

I’ll be on RNN-TV tonight from 9:00pm to 10:00pm offering election commentary as the returns come in.  Tune in.

And be sure to cast your vote!