CORNING - Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, was re-elected Tuesday night in the 23rd Congressional District race - handily defeating challenger Tracy Mitrano, D-Penn Yan - 122,881 to 100,495, earning 55 percent of the vote, according to unofficial reports.
“I just received a call from Mitrano and she gracefully conceded the race,” Reed told a large crowd of supporters at about 11:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Corning late Tuesday. “Two years ago we started this journey again, and I will tell you we went out there and we stood in those town halls. We stood for what we believe in and the silent voice of the district spoke loud and clear tonight.
Reed said he will continue to show up and speak in front of crowds at town halls.
“We are going to continue to open our arms to anyone who wants to have a serious conversation about solving the problems for America,” Reed said. “But we will not do it in a way where you are screaming, cursing, mocking and your not engaging in the conversation in a respectful way. It is truly time to come together.”
Mitrano closed out her night amongst supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Horseheads.
“I congratulated the Congressman on his victory, and expressed my hope that he would take into account the degree to which my messages -- on healthcare, education, infrastructure and the environment, in particular -- resonated in this district,” Mitrano said.
“We knew it was going to be a challenging race, we had a lot of evidence to suggest we were closing the gap. I think that what we accomplished is still extraordinary.”
Representative in Congress New York- 23rd District
Tom Reed (i) Republican 122,881 55%
Tracy Mitrano Democrat 100,495 45%
State Senator New York-58th District
Thomas O'Mara (i) Republican 54,827 60%
Amanda Kirchgessner - Democrat 36,110 40%
State Senator Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, handily defeated Amanda Kirchgessner, D-Ithaca, Tuesday night to win re-election to the 58th Senate District.
“I deeply appreciate this vote of confidence and support from the voters of the 58th Senate District,” O’Mara said. “We had a full discussion of the key challenges, crises, and issues facing the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions – from agriculture to manufacturing, from education to transportation, and from job creation to tax relief – and I’m grateful to the voters for responding so positively and strongly to the case we built on the foundation of my commitment, experience, and record. It’s a great honor to continue representing the 58th District, and a great responsibility. I look forward to continuing the work we’ve started.”
The 58th Senate District O’Mara has represented since first being elected to the Senate in 2010 encompasses all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).
County Judge Steuben
Chauncey Watches Republican 23,068 82%
Matthew McCarthy Reform 5,200 18%
Watches will succeed retiring county court Judge Peter Bradstreet on Jan. 1, 2019.
“I just want to thank everybody,” Watches said Tuesday night. “I’ve been the judge in Bath for the last 14 years. I’ve had my law practice for 30 years and I think I’ve done just a little bit in each of those years that has pointed in this direction.
"This seems like a logical step and I will work very hard for all of you. Again thank you so much. This is very humbling the (Steuben) County Court job is something I have dreamed about for a long time.”
County Executive Chemung County
Chris Moss Republican 15,364 55%
Jerome Emanuel Democrat 8,091 29%
Mike Krusen Independent 4,318 16%
Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss won the race to be the next Chemung County Executive easily defeating Democratic challenger Jerome Emanuel and Independence Party candidate Mike Krusen.
Moss will replace incumbent County Executive Tom Santulli who has served at the position since replacing G. Thomas Tranter Jr., who resigned to become Corning Enterprises President in 2000.
State Assembly New York- 124th Dist.
Christopher Friend (i) Republican 26,192 62%
Bill Batrowny Democrat 15,722 38%
City Council Corning- 4th Ward
Marshall Hyde Democrat 183 40%
Christopher Merola Republican 157 34%
Christine Adams Independent 122 26%
County Legislator Chemung- 1st Dist.
John Pastrick Jr. Republican 1,233 57%
Anthony Pucci Democrat 930 43%
County Legislator Chemung- 2nd Dist.
David Manchester (i) Republican 1,588 70%
Michael Saglibene Conservative 687 30%
County Legislator Chemung- 3rd Dist.
Tom Sweet (i) Republican 1,209 53%
Deborah Lynch Democrat 915 40%
Michael Belosky Conservative 144 6%
County Legislator Chemung- 4th Dist.
Joseph Brennan (i) Republican 1,448 64%
Ed Bond Democrat 798 36%
County Legislator Chemung - 5th Dist
Mark Margeson Republican 1,468 65%
Andrew Stow Democrat 449 20%
Kenneth Miller (i) Independent 352 16%
County Legislator Chemung- 7th Dist.
Christina Sonsire Democrat 1,629 64%
Cornelius Milliken Republican 931 36%
County Legislator Chemung- 8th Dist.
Peggy Woodard (i) Republican 931 58%
Christopher Callas Democrat 664 42%
County Legislator Chemung- 9th Dist.
John Burin Republican 808 75%
William Fairchild (i) Independent 274 25%
County Legislator Chemung- 12th Dist.
Bill McCarthy (i) Democrat 640 50%
Paul Collins Republican 579 45%
Peter Keenan Working Families 60 5%
County Legislator Chemung- 13th Dist.
Scott Drake Republican 820 65%
Tanisha Logan-Lattimore Democrat 433 35%
County Legislator Chemung- 14th Dist.
Michael Smith Republican 1,555 69%
Christa Heyward Democrat 713 31%
In Howard, in a rematch of September’s Republican primary, Gary Rice defeated Eric D. Hosmer for a one-year unexpired term on the town board. Rice, on the Republican line, defeated Hosmer, who ran as an independent, 340-182. Rice had also defeated Hosmer in the September GOP primary.
In Fremont, Ron Smith was elected to a one-year unexpired term as highway superintendent. Smith ran as an independent.
In Cameron, Democrat Bonnie S. Smith was unopposed for a one-year unexpired term on the town board. For justice, Republican Roy C. Hoad was headed to easy election, running unopposed for a four-year term.