Know what you’re voting for on Nov. 7 Proposal 1: Constitutional Convention Voters will decide whether to open up a constitutional convention in which delegates will be given the opportunity to revise the NYS constitution. Proposal 2: Corrupt Officials Forfeit Pensions New York state voters will have the chance to […]

The Little Rebellion’s 2014 midterm election coverage including races in the home-districts of TLR writers and contributions from The Legislative Gazette   Cuomo Defends His Place as Governor. Odd Race, Predictable Ending for District 52. Avella Remains 11th District Senator. Former Navy Reservist Clinches Senate Seat in 3rd District. Cahill […]

By: Emily DeFranco Rep. Paul Tonko will enter his fourth term as representative of New York’s 20th Congressional District defeating Jim Fischer in the 2014 midterm election. Tonko, D-Amsterdam, received 118,993 votes winning him 61 percent of the district’s votes while Fischer received 75,491 votes, putting him at 39 percent, […]

Longtime incumbent Senator William Larkin of the 39th District  (covering eastern Orange County and the towns of Marlborough and Plattekill in southern Ulster) comfortably won his Hudson Valley seat. Larkin was challenged by Democrat Councilwoman Gay Lee of Newburgh. Larkin received 25,745 more votes than Lee. This gave Larkin 64 […]

Long-time Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, according to The Associated Press, has defeated challenger Kevin Roberts with 23,816 votes to Robert’s 15,134 in Assembly District 103 on Tuesday. Cahill garnered 59 percent of the vote while Roberts received 37 percent.  4 percent of the votes were blank or write-in. Roberts, a Republican who […]

Republican Tom Croci will take office Jan. 7, 2015 following his victory over Democratic challenger, Adrienne Esposito this Tuesday in the race for New York State’s 3rd Senate District. Croci’s victory, as reported by the Associated Press, came in at 58 to 42 percent over Esposito, which translated into 32,405 […]

Incumbent Tony Avella easily defeated the Green Party’s Paul Gilman on Nov. 4 in a landslide victory for the 11th Senate District in Queens. While the Green Party’s Gilman was hopeful during an interview with The Legislative Gazette last month, the incumbent easily held on to the seat, winning 92 percent of […]

Democrat Jo Anne Simon handily won her bid for Brooklyn’s State Assembly District 52 Tuesday with 17,293 votes, around 70 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press.  Liberal Pete Sikora, running on the Working Families Party line, received 5,582 votes, around 22 percent of the vote. The result […]

Andrew Cuomo defended his seat as governor of New York against challenger Robert Astorino. Cuomo received 54 percent of the vote to Astorino’s 41 percent, pulling 1,918,744 democratic votes to Astorino’s Republican 1,442,655, according to The Associated Press. Cuomo, a Democrat elected as governor in 2010, has committed his term […]

Beginning this coming session, copies of legislative bills will now be electronically distributed when the New York Legislature is in session, after Ballot Proposal 2 was passed by voters Tuesday in New York. According to the Associated Press, more than 2.164 million people voted in favor while 634,147 voted against […]

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