New York 107th Assembly District

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Republican Jake Ashby is leading Democrat Cindy Doran in the special election for New York’s 107th District Assembly seat.

Few Problems Cited During NY's Special Elections

Apr 24, 2018
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Few problems have been reported during special elections today. Voters are deciding who will fill nine state Assembly and two Senate seats. A few of the races have garnered widespread attention.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday for special elections to fill 11 vacant seats in the New York state Legislature.

Jake Ashby, Rensselaer County Legislator
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Voters head to the polls April 24th for special elections to fill 11 vacant seats in the New York state Legislature — including the 107th district Assembly seat formerly held by Republican Steve McLaughlin, who became Rensselaer County Executive. Two Rensselaer County legislators, Republican Jake Ashby and Democrat Cindy Doran, are vying for the seat. In the second of a two-part series, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief speaks with Jake Ashby.

 In this photo dated March 2018, Cindy Doran stands near the St. Gobain plant on the river in Hoosick Falls, site of the PFOA contamination.
Cindy Doran for Assembly

Voters head to the polls April 24th for special elections to fill 11 vacant seats in the New York state Legislature — including the 107th district Assembly seat formerly held by Republican Steve McLaughlin, who became Rensselaer County Executive. Two Rensselaer County legislators, Republican Jake Ashby and Democrat Cindy Doran, are vying for the seat. In the first of a two-part series, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief speaks with Cindy Doran.

Republican New York State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin claimed victory on election night, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cheryl Roberts did not concede right away,  waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. Roberts has now admitted defeat, and McLaughlin says he is ready for a new two year term representing New York’s 107th Assembly District which includes Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, he says recent events have changed the agenda for January.