Skoufis clinches 14 percent margin of victory


ALBANY – With all of the absentee ballots counted in Orange, Rockland, and Ulster counties, Senator James Skoufis’ (D, Cornwall) final margin of victory stands at 14 percent. Defeating his opponent, Stephen Brescia, by nearly 18,000 votes, Skoufis’ margin of victory is the largest of any of the five races he has run during his time in the State Legislature.

Senator James Skoufis

With results in the presidential race still being finalized, it appears Donald Trump and Joe Biden ran neck-and-neck in the Senate District, meaning Skoufis outperformed the Democratic top of the ticket by a double-digit percentage, a strong indication of the bipartisan support he has earned. In such a difficult year with New York facing unprecedented circumstances, voters from across the political spectrum supported Senator Skoufis at the ballot box.

“Over the next two years, I’m going to be laser-focused on protecting our public health, rebuilding the economy and continuing to always put the Hudson Valley first – every time, all the time.”

The final vote count in the Senate District stands at 72,514 for Skoufis (57.05 percent) and 54,596 for his opponent, Steve Brescia (42.95 percent). Thanks to persistent bipartisan support, Skoufis also overcame a Republican-dominated top of the ticket in his three Assembly races in 2012 (Romney won by 1 percent); 2014 (Astorino by 17 percent); and 2016 (Trump by 12 percent) as well as his 2018 Senate race (Molinaro by 1 percent).



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