Statement from NYGOP Chair Ed Cox on Election Results
ALBANY – NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement:
“For the third year in a row, Republicans in New York had a great night, defending incumbents and winning upset victories across the state.
“Congratulations to Suffolk’s Ed Romaine and Dutchess’ Sue Serino on their landmark County Executive victories, and to Onondaga’s Ryan McMahon and Oneida’s Anthony Picente on their County Executive reelections.
“In Nassau County, where Republicans already held the Congressional seats, countywide offices and County Legislature, Republicans have now won every city and town, giving Republicans a clean sweep of the county for the first time since the early 1970s.
“Given that Suffolk County will now have a Republican County Executive, County Legislature, District Attorney and two Republican members of Congress, Long Island will be a Republican bastion.
“In New York City, our congratulations go out to Kristy Marmorato on her extraordinary victory in a Bronx City Council district, and to the indomitable Vickie Paladino and Inna Vernikov on their hard-fought reelection victories.
“Congratulations to Mayors-elect John Safford in Saratoga Springs, Carmella Mantello in Troy and Mike Galime in Utica for their remarkable wins.
“New Yorker are fed up with Democrats’ anti-business policies, anti-good education policies and anti-citizen crime and immigration policies. Under one-party Democrat rule, New York has been a state in decline – but in every corner of the state, New Yorkers are fighting back…and winning.”