Cecelia Tkaczyk

Cecilia Tkaczyk

Former New York state Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk says she is leading an effort to take control of the Women’s Equality Party because she wants to make “sure women are running it.”

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

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.

Cecilia Tkaczyk

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, a Democrat and the newest member of the Senate. They discuss Tkaczyk’s victory, hydrofracking, and women’s health.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Democratic New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate, the chances of raising the minimum wage, and Sandy relief.