In recent days, WAMC News has been speaking with New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, the incumbent Democrat in the race for the 46th district seat, and her opponent, former Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. The two faced off in 2012, a race Tkaczyk won by 18 votes.
Some old rivals are facing off for New York’s newest state Senate district — again. A bitter quest for public office that grabbed headlines two years ago has been renewed.
Two years ago, Republican George Amedore faced off against Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk in a race for the new 46th Senate seat, added during the once-a-decade redistricting process. Many observers saw the Senate district as drawn specifically for Amedore, and on election night, Amedore even gave an acceptance speech at a GOP shindig.
Capital Region voters going to the polls this November will find many familiar names on the ballot.
All of the Albany County Democratic party's sitting state and federal lawmakers have been backed for reelection this fall. The Albany County Democratic Committee’s candidate review panel has unanimously recommended endorsing all incumbents.