2020 Election Update

2020 Election Update

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November 25, 2020 – The 2020 election was headlined at the national level by the Presidential election. In addition majority control of both the House of Representatives and the US Senate was also in play. In NYS, while it is not a gubernatorial election year, every seat in the State Legislature was up for election. The following is a summary of the election results State Senate and Assembly as we know them to be at this moment. Given the historic number of absentee ballots as well as the implementation of early voting for the first time in New York, some races looked very different on Election night than the results shown below. The focus of this continuing update will be on the State results and conclude with a federal election synopsis of the NY delegation in Washington D.C.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions about any of this information.

NYS Assembly: Without question, the State Assembly was going to remain in democratic control after election day. The only issue would be how big of a majority the Democrats would have heading into the 2021 session. Entering election day, the Democrats held a 104 to 42 seat majority (4 seats had vacancies). As of now, as absentee ballots continue to be counted, it appears that the Assembly Democrats will gain numbers to their majority. Races in Suffolk and Onondaga Counties are on hold as ballot counting as paused as their respective Board of Elections are handling COVID-19 cases.

Going into the 2021 session, while the Assembly will maintain their vetoproof majority, one issue for the Assembly and its leadership will be incorporating the vast number of new members who defeated long time incumbents during the primary season as well as those who ran in open and/or vacant races.

Democrats: 105

Republicans: 43
Republican Leading – Too Close to Call: 2

A full rundown of Assembly races is below:

Blue/Bold = Democratic Win, (italic indicates former member)
Red/Bold = Republican Win, (italic indicates former member)
Purple/Bold = Race is too close to call, (italic indicates former member)

AD1: Assm. Fred Thiele (I)
AD2 (Palumbo): Jodi Giglio (R)
AD3: Assm. Joe DeStefano (R)
AD4: Assm. Steve Engelbright (D) trails Michael Ross by roughly 2,000 votes
AD5: Assm. Doug Smith (R)
AD6: Assm. Phil Ramos (D)
AD7 (Garbarino): Jarrett Gandolfo (R)
AD8: Assm. Mike Fitzpatrick (R)
AD9 (LiPetri): Michael Durso (R)
AD10: Assm. Steve Stern (D)
AD11: Assw. Kim Jean-Pierre (D)
AD 12 (Raia): Keith Brown (R)
AD13: Assm. Charles Lavine (D)
AD14: Assm. Dave McDonough (R)
AD15: Assm. Michael Montesano (R)
AD16: (Durso): Gina Silitti (D)
AD17: Assm. John Mikulin (R)
AD18: Assw. Taylor Darling (D)
AD19: Assm. Ed Ra
AD20: Assw. Melissa Miller (R)
AD21: Assw. Judy Griffin (D)
AD22: Assw. Michelle Solages (D)
AD23: Assw. Stacy Pheffer-Amato (D)
AD24: Assm. Mark Weprin (D)
AD25: Assw. Nily Rozic (D)
AD26: Assm. Ed Braunstein (D)
AD27: Assm. Daniel Rosenthal (D)
AD28: Assm. Andrew Hevesi (D)
AD29: Assw. Alicia Hydman (D)
AD30: Assm. Brian Barnwell (D)
AD31 (Vacant): Khaleel Anderson (D)
AD32: Assw. Vivian Cook (D)
AD33: Assm. Clyde Vanel (D)
AD34 (DenDekker): Jessica González-Rojas (D)
AD35: Assm. Jeff Aubry (D)
AD36 (Simotas): Zohran Mamdani (D)
AD37: Assw. Cathy Nolan (D)
AD38 (Miller): Jenifer Rajkumar
AD39: Assw. Catalina Cruz (D)
AD40: Assm. Ron Kim (D)
AD41: Assw. Helene Weinstein (D)
AD42: Assw. Rodneyse Bichotte (D)
AD43: Assw. Diana Richardson (D)
AD44: Assm. Robert Carroll (D)
AD45: Assm. Steve Cymbrowitz (D)
AD46: Assw. Mathylde Frontus (D)
AD47: Assm. William Colton (D)
AD48: Assm. Simcha Eichenstein (D)
AD49: Assm. Peter Abbate (D)
AD50 (Lentol): Emily Gallagher (D)
AD51 (Ortiz): Marcela Mitaynes (D)
AD52: Assw. Jo Anne Simon (D)
AD53: Assw. Maritza Davila (D)
AD54: Assm. Erik Dilan (D)
AD55: Assw. Latrice Walker (D)
AD56 (Wright): Stefanie Zinerman (D)
AD57 (Mosley): Phara Souffrant-Forrest (D)
AD58: Assm. Nick Perry (D)
AD59: Assw. Jaime Williams (D)
AD60: Assm. Charles Barron (D)
AD61: Assm. Charles Fall
AD62: Assm. Mike Reilly (R)
AD63: Assm. Michael Cusick (D)
AD64 (Malliotakis): Michale Tannousis (R)
AD65: Assw. Yuh-Line Niou (D)
AD66: Assw. Deborah Glick (D)
AD67: Assw. Linda Rosenthal (D)
AD68: Assm. Robert Rodriguez (D)
AD69: Assm. Danny O’Donnell (D)
AD70: Assw. Inez Dickens (D)
AD71: Assm. Al Taylor (D)
AD72: Assw. Carmen De La Rosa (D)
AD73: Assm. Dan Quart (D)
AD74: Assm. Harvey Epstein (D)
AD75: Assm. Richard Gottfried (D)
AD76: Assw. Rebecca Seawright (D)
AD77: Assw. Latoya Joyner (D)
AD78: Assm. Jose Rivera (D)
AD79 (Blake): Chantel Jackson (D)
AD80: Assw. Nathalia Fernandez (D)
AD81: Assm. Jeff Dinowitz (D)
AD82: Assm. Michael Benedetto (D)
AD83: Assm. Carl Heastie (D)
AD84 (Arroyo): Amanda Septimo (D)
AD85 (Crespo): Kenneth Burgos (D)
AD86: Assm. Victor Pichardo (D)
AD87: Assw. Karines Reyes (D)
AD88: Assw. Amy Paulin (D)
AD89: Assm. Gary Pretlow (D)
AD90: Assm. Nader Sayegh (D)
AD91: Assm. Steve Otis (D)
AD92: Assm. Tom Abinanti (D)
AD93 (Buchwald): Chris Burdick (D)
AD94: Assm. Kevin Byrne (R)
AD95: Assw. Sandra Galef (D)
AD96: Assm. Ken Zebrowski (D)
AD97 (Jaffee): Michael Lawler (R)
AD98: Assm. Karl Brabenec (R)
AD99: Assm. Colin Schmitt (R)
AD100: Assw. Aileen Gunther (D)
AD101: Assm. Brian Miller (R)
AD102: Assm. Chris Tague (R)
AD103: Assm. Kevin Cahill (D)
AD104: Assm. Jon Jacobson (D)
AD105: Assm. Kiernan M. Lalor (R)
AD106: Assw. Didi Barrett (D)
AD107: Assm. Jake Ashby (R)
AD108: Assm. John McDonald (D)
AD109: Assw. Pat Fahy (D)
AD110: Assm. Phil Steck (D)
AD111: Assm. Angelo Santabarbara (D)
AD112: Assw. Mary Beth Walsh (R)
AD113: Assw. Carrie Woerner (D)
AD114 (Stec): Matt Simpson (R)
AD115: Assm. Billy Jones (D)
AD116: Assm. Mark Walczyk (R)
AD117: Assm. Ken Blankenbush (R)
AD118: Assm. Robert Smullen (R)
AD119: Assw. Marianne Buttenschon (D)
AD120: Asssm. Will Barclay (R)
AD121: Assm. John Salka (R)
AD122 (Crouch): Joe Angelino (R)
AD123: Assw. Donna Lupardo
AD124: Assm. Chris Friend (R)
AD125 (Lifton): Anna Kelles (D)
AD126 (Finch): John Lemondes (R)
AD127: Assm. Al Stirpe (D) trails Mark Venesky (R) by roughly 1,000 votes
AD128: Assw. Pamela Hunter (D)
AD129: Assm. Bill Magnarelli (D)
AD130: Assm. Brian Manktelow (R)
AD131 (Kolb): Jeff Gallahan (R)
AD132: Assm. Phil Palmesano (R)
AD133: Assw. Marjorie Byrnes (R)
AD134 (Lawrence): Josh Jensen (R)
AD135: Assm. Mark Johns (R)
AD136 (Romeo): Sarah Clark (D)
AD137 (Gantt): Demond Meeks (D)
AD138: Assm. Harry Bronson (D)
AD139: Assm. Steven Hawley (R)
AD140 (Schimminger): Will Conrad (D) trails Rob Pecoraro (R) by roughly 1,000 votes
AD141: Assw. Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D)
AD142: Assm. Pat Burke (D)
AD143: Assw. Monica Wallace (D) trails Frank Smierciak by roughly 6,400 votes
AD144: Assm. Micheal Norris (R)
AD145: Assm. Angelo Morinello (R)
AD146: Assw. Karen McMahon (D)
AD147: Assm. David DiPietro (R)
AD148: Assm Joseph Giglio (R)
AD149 (Ryan): Jonathan Rivera (D)
AD150: Assm. Andrew Goodell (R)

*Please note information above provided by and sourced by various local and State Board of Elections as well as numerous media outlets


NYS Senate: Fresh off overwhelming victories in the 2018 Election, the Democrats regained control of the State Senate with a 40 to 23 seat majority. Heading into 2020 Election Day, the Democrats were looking to secure a supermajority (vetoproof) of their own by picking up two additional seats. On Election Day, hotly contested races on Long Island, Hudson Valley and in Western New York, put into question whether the Democrats would win enough seats to obtain their sough after supermajority.  However, with a strong absentee showing, the Democrats can claim supermajority (vetoproof) status for the upcoming 2021 Legislative Session.  See below updated results as we believe them to be.

As a result of the 2020 elections:

Democrats: 42
Democrat Leading – Too Close to Call: 0

Republicans: 20
Republican Leading – Too Close to Call: 1

A full rundown of Senate races is below:

Blue/Bold = Democratic Win, (italic indicates former member)
Red/Bold = Republican Win, (italic indicates former member)
Purple/Bold = Race is too close to call, (italic indicates former member)

SD1 (LaValle): Anthony Palumbo (R)
SD2 (Flanagan): Mario Mattera (R)
SD3 (Martinez): Alexis Weik (R)
SD4: Sen. Phil Boyle (R)
SD5: Sen. James Gaughran (D)
SD6: Sen. James Thomas (D)
SD7: Sen. Anna Kaplan (D)
SD8: Sen. John Brooks (D)
SD9: Sen. Todd Kaminksy (D)
SD10: Sen. James Sanders (D)
SD11: Sen. John Liu (D)
SD12: Sen. Michael Gianaris (D)
SD13: Sen. Jessica Ramos (D)
SD14: Sen. Leroy Comrie (D)
SD15: Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D)
SD16: Sen. Toby-Ann Stavisky (D)
SD17: Sen. Simcha Felder (D)
SD18: Sen. Julia Salazar (D)
SD19: Sen. Roxanne Persaud (D)
SD20: Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D)
SD21: Sen. Kevin Parker (D)
SD22: Sen. Andrew Gournardes (D)
SD23: Sen. Diane Savino (D)
SD24: Sen. Andrew Lanza (R)
SD25 (Montgomery): Jabari Brisport (D)
SD26: Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D)
SD27: Sen. Brad Hoylman (D)
SD28: Sen. Liz Krueger (D)
SD29: Sen. Jose Serrano (D)
SD30: Sen. Brian Benjamin (D)
SD31: Sen. Robert Jackson (D)
SD32: Sen. Luis Sepulveda (D)
SD33: Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D)
SD34: Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D)
SD35: Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)
SD36: Sen. Jamaal Bailey (D)
SD37: Sen. Shelley Mayer (D)
SD38: (Carlucci): Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D)
SD39: Sen. James Skoufis (D)
SD40: Sen. Peter Harkham (D)
SD41: Sen. Sue Serino (R)
SD42 (Metzger): Mike Martucci (R)
SD43: Sen. Daphne Jordan (R)
SD44: Sen. Neil Breslin
SD45 (Little): Dan Stec (R)
SD46 (Amedore): Michelle Hinchey (D)
SD47: Sen. Joseph Griffo (R)
SD48: Sen. Patty Ritchie (R)
SD49: Sen. James Tedisco (R)
SD50 (Antonacci): John Mannion (D) trails Angi Renna (R) by over 7,000 votes
SD51 (Seward): Peter Oberacker (R)
SD52: Sen. Fred Akshar (R)
SD53: Sen. Rachel May (D)
SD54: Sen. Pamela Helming (R)
SD55 (Funke): Samra Bouck (D) 
SD56 (Robach): James Cooney (D)
SD57: Sen. George Borrello (R)
SD58: Sen. Tom O’Mara (R)
SD59: Sen. Patrick Gallivan
SD60 (Jacobs): Sean Ryan (D)
SD61 (Razenhofer): Edward Rath (R)
SD62: Sen. Robert Ortt
SD63: Sen. Tim Kennedy (D)

*Please note information above provided by and sourced by various local and State Board of Elections as well as numerous media outlets


NYS Congressional Delegation: Neither of New York’s United State Senators, Schumer or Gillibrand, were up for re-election, however, majority control of the US Senate was in play on Election Day.  At this time, majority control over the Senate appears to rest on the outcome of two run-off elections in Georgia.  If Republicans maintain a slim majority in the US Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who won re-election, would remain in his position.  If Democrats were to gain control of the majority, Senator Schumer is poised to be the Senate Majority Leader.

Nationally, like in NY, Democrats retained the majority in the House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been nominated by Democrats for another term as Speaker of the House. The full House will vote for the Speaker when the next Congress convenes in January. Pelosi is expected to win despite the Democrats decreased majority. Each congressional seat was up for election in New York, and the results can be found below.

Blue/Bold = Democratic Win, (italic indicates former member)
Red/Bold = Republican Win, (italic indicates former member)
Purple/Bold = Race is too close to call, (italic indicates former member)

NY1: Rep. Lee Zeldin (R)
NY2 (King): Andrew Garbarino (R)
NY3: Rep. Tom Suozzi (D)
NY4: Rep. Kathleen Rice (D)
NY5: Rep. Greg Meeks (D)
NY6: Rep. Grace Meng (D)
NY7: Rep. Nydia Valezquez (D)
NY8: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D)
NY9: Rep. Yvette Clark (D)
NY10: Rep. Jerry Nadler (D)
NY11 (Rose): Nicole Malliotakis (R) 
NY12: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)
NY13: Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D)
NY14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D)
NY15 (Serrano): Ritchie Torres (D)
NY16 (Engel): Jamaal Bowman (D)
NY17 (Lowey): Mondaire Jones (D)
NY18: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D)
NY19: Rep. Antonio Delgado (D)
NY20: Rep. Paul Tonko (D)
NY21: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R)
NY22: Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D) trails Claudia Tenney (R) by roughly 100 votes
NY23: Rep. Tom Reed (R)
NY24: Rep. John Katko (R)
NY25: Rep. Joe Morelle (D)
NY26: Rep. Brian Higgins (D)
NY27: Rep. Chris Jacobs (R)

*Please note information above provided by and sourced by various local and State Board of Elections as well as numerous media outlets

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