Midterm 2018 Results: House of Representatives, State Senate, and More
The House of Representatives flipped from Republican to Democrat on Tuesday, and New York's 22nd Congressional District contributed to the shift in political power.
Democrat Anthony Brindisi defeated incumbant Claudia Tenney.
"We started this campaign together with just one idea," said Brindisi. "One idea that we were going to put the working people, the middle class ahead of the special interests. And I think we showed that tonight."
In New York's 24th however, the district stayed red. John Katko was elected for a third term over Democrat Dana Balter.
"The House flipped tonight, so I'm going to be in the minority," said Katko. "But that doesn't change a thing about how I'm going to act. From the moment I went into Congress, I said I'm going to work in a bipartisan manner. I'm going to continue to do that."
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand was re-elected to the U.S. Senate, a position she's held since 2009.
The Democrats will also now hold the majority in the New York State Senate, and Democrat Rachel May will take office in the 53rd State Senate district.
"There's a whole lot of legislation that has been locked in the Senate for years," said May. "What I'm mostly excited for first is having some of those hearings on things like better voting laws, better ways of funding our public schools, criminal justice refrom. There is a lot of things that we can move through that have been ignored for a long time in the State Senate."
Bob Antonacci beat Democrat John Mannion by a slim margin in the 50th State Senate District.
"I represent everybody," said Antonacci. "I did the same thing as Comptroller. Hopefully I can win them over and go and show them what I can do. You know it was an open seat, so there was a lot of uncertainty on who the two candidates were. A lot of money was spent. But the bottom line is I will represent everybody in this district."
Locally, Gene Conway was re-elected as Onondaga County Sheriff, Democrat Ann Magnarelli was elected City Court Judge, and Democrat Michael Greene was elected Councilor-At-Large.
Democrats also did well running for statewide office.
Incumbent Andrew Cuomo will serve his third term as governor of New York State after beating out GOP candidate Marc Molinaro. Cuomo received over 60 percent of the vote.
“Our progressive government has proved that we can provide opportunities for all New Yorkers – that the president’s calculus is wrong," said Cuomo. "Society success is not a zero sum game. It’s not I win only if you lose. It’s we all win bigger when we work together."
Voters elected Letitia James to the office of New York State Attorney General. She makes history by becoming the state’s first African American woman to hold the office. James beat out Republican candidate Keith Woffard by a double digit margin.