Patricia Fahy, Democratic candidate for the newly redrawn 109th Assembly District, votes at New Scotland Elementary School in Albany with her daughter,Eileen.
continued Both of her opponents were looking to better enforce the state’s new 2 percent tax cap and increase job numbers, but had different methods of doing so. Danz and Sullivan also wanted to support local businesses by ending some government regulations.
On election night, Danz said he was discouraged by the loss. He went on to wish Fahy the best in her new position, but said he does not feel she has enough experience for the job.
“This is why we are in the trouble we are in in New York state,” he said. “Voters keep electing the same types of people back into office and then keep wondering why taxes go up.”
Sullivan said he thinks in time voters will not be happy with the choice they made.
“She’s not going to work across the aisle,” he said. “She’s a left of center person and she is going to behave that way in the legislature. She will take her marching orders and that’s that. However, the same could be said for Danz.”
Fahy said she feels it is unjust to categorize her as partisan, pointing to her endorsement of a Republican judicial candidate before the election took place.
“I’ll work with anybody who wants to work with me,” she said.
She added her main goals are now to pass all of the legislation reforms she campaigned on. She also wants to make efforts to increase educational funding, fight environmental issues and help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“I want to make all of New York strong. If we don’t work to make all of our state whole, it will reverberate for the next few years,” she said.
In the 44th Senate District race, incumbent Democratic candidate Neil Breslin beat the Green Party’s Peter LaVenia 79,459 votes to 8,232 votes.