Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jo Anne Simon Wins Assembly District 52 (That's Us) Primary

Congratulations to Jo Anne Simon (and campaign manager Paul Nelson) on last night's victory after a hard fought campaign.

Jo Anne will be a terrific advocate for our neighborhoods in Albany and continue to provide the sort of constituent attention we've come to expect from our retiring Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Eileen Dugan before her.

I also want to congratulate Pete Sikora for running a campaign on issues that are near to my heart like income inequality, early childhood education and livable streets.  This was a race where we had two excellent candidates to choose from.

At the state level, I'm glad we were able to send Governor Cuomo a message.  Teachout/Wu ran a shoestring campaign and still picked up more than 35% of the vote.  In AD52, Teachout trounced Governor Cuomo by 6,629 to 3,587 (hat tip to Gatemouth).

Primary season is now history.  I will gladly vote for Jo Anne Simon in November, and grudgingly cast a vote for Cuomo/Hochul as well.  Let's hope that Governor Cuomo takes the right lesson from this primary.

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