Democrats Cergol, Guthman, Gaughran Claim Victory

Update: Democrat Joan Cergol defeated Republican James Leonick Tuesday night to retain her seat on the Huntington Town Board.

In addition, Suffolk Water Authority chairman James Gaughran claimed victory over State Sen. Carl Marcellino, helping shift power to the Democrats in Albany.

And incumbent Town Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman defeated Republican attorney Janet Smitelli.

In other races:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won re-election, defeating Republican Marc Molinaro.

Democrat Letitia James defeated Republican Keith Wofford and other candidates to become New York State attorney general, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Eric Schneiderman.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, won re-election.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was re-elected, defeating Republican Chele Farley.

Suffolk County Comptroller Republican John Kennedy claimed victory over his Democratic challenger, Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

Republican Judith A. Pascale was leading in her bid for re-election as Suffolk County clerk over Democrat DuWayne Gregory.

Incumbent Steve Stern beat Republican newcomer Jeremy Williams in the 10th Assembly District.

In the 12th District, incumbent Republican Andrew Raia, who has been a member of the Assembly for six terms, defeated Democrat Avrum Rosen.



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