46th Senate District Race Resolved

The paper ballot count is finished, and Democrat Cecelia Tkacyzk has defeated Republican Assemblyman George Amedore in the 46th Senate District race.

Tkaczyk, a school board member from Duanesburg, gained enough votes to erase Amedore’s lead.  She won the race by 18 votes, making it the second closest race in the modern history of the state Senate.

Tkaczyk’s victory will not alter the Senate’s coalition leadership.  While there are 33 Democrats elected to the State Senate, six of them have joined the 30 Republican members to make up the Senate Majority Coalition.

The 46th State Senate District stretches from Amsterdam to Kingston, and includes parts of Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany, Greene and Ulster counties.