The primary election for Senate and Assembly seats will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13. Below are some of the primary races that are expected to be competitive.
In the 60th Senate District in Erie County, there are primaries for both the Republican and Democratic lines. The district has long been held by Democrats, but was won by Republican Mark Grisanti in 2010. Grisanti is being challenged by Kevin Stocker. The Democratic primary includes former County Legislature Majority Leader Charles Swanick, attorney Michael Amodeo and former Senator Al Coppola.
In the Hudson Valley’s 105th Assembly District, three candidates are competing in the Republican primary to replace retiring Assemblyman Joel Miller. They are veteran and defense industry consultant Michael Kieran Lalor, former Assemblyman Patrick Manning, and Richard Wagner.
In the 133rd Assembly District, incumbent Republican Sean Hanna is running for the State Senate. Bill Nojay and Richard Burke are competing in the Republican primary to replace him.