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Jen Metzger was once elected Ulster County Government and Michelle Hinchey was once returned to the State Senate in native elections November 8, whilst Pat Ryan declared a razor-thin victory within the 18th Congressional District and Sarahana Shrestha took the race for the 103rd district of the State Senate.

With 151 of 164 election districts reporting, Democratic candidate for County Government Jen Metzger held a commanding 41,153-31,915 lead over Ulster The city Manager, Republican James E. Quigley III. 

Obviously this was once Metzger’s second. The gang on the Democratic watch birthday party on the Easiest Western lodge in Kingston spoke back to the Rosendale resident and previous State Senator like a emerging sea, flowing over the seawalls. They knew and was hoping and prayed and right here was once their end result.

“We lead in combination,” stated the brand new County Government. “I see improbable alternatives, the place we create in combination a robust, resilient, honest, equitable, sustainable society…”

Ulster county Legislature chairwoman Tracey Bartels stated she was once “simply delighted. I’m taking a look ahead to Jen Metzger as our County Exec. She’s going to be a super spouse. She brings so much to the desk. Sure, experience, however she listens to us and permits us to be heard.”

On the similar time, over on the Chateau on Course 32, Quigley sat on my own within the foyer, like a king out of doors his personal birthday, staring at a computer, surrounded through enthusiastic supporters, out of doors the principle room. He selected his second, and strode to the rostrum…he was once a very easy speaker… “We’re down 4 to one- there’s no explanation why to panic.”

He persevered. “I ran my marketing campaign at the foundation of integrating and getting the cities to paintings nearer with the county, and we have now a county government with completely no running enjoy…So God bless america. And feature a just right night time.” 

 On an evening when Governor Kathy Hochul seems to have received a complete four-year time period, over Republican Lee Zeldin (even though Zeldin refused to concede), Republican Dutchess County Government Marcus Molinaro declared he had defeated Democrat Josh Riley for the nineteenth Congressional District seat, whilst maintaining a 5000 vote lead down the stretch. Close to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ryan’s opponent Colin Schmitt conceded amidst a particularly shut finished vote depend that had him dropping through lower than one share level.

Sarahana Shrestha, who had defeated incumbent assemblyman Kevin Cahill in a June number one, cruised to a very easy win within the 103 rd Meeting district over Republican, Conservative Patrick Sheehan, 59%-38%. 

And Ulster County resident Sharon A. Graff, a Democrat, seems to have received a seat at the State Best Court docket, completing 2nd in a four-way race for 3 seats. The opposite winners have been Meagan Ok. Galligan, any other Democrat, and Republican Thomas J. Marcelle.

Again on the Easiest Western, it was once Hinchey’s flip, electrifying the group in entrance of a backdrop of a large American flag. This was once her second. 

“Formally we now have received the forty first district right here within the Hudson Valley,” she stated. “I’m extremely excited to proceed the paintings that we have got been doing and to proceed the construction of a thriving agricultural business. New York is a pace-setter. Thanks to this group, that right here within the Hudson Valley we be able to do higher and to do extra.” The gang roared.

Out of his badge and hat, gun and holster, Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa, cruised to victory. “Whilst you run a program, a medically assisted program that’s within the prison, that lets you get social employees, peer advocates, case employees which can be embedded in regulation enforcement, this is the way forward for regulation enforcement,” he instructed the group. “We will use that  in maximum societal factor and having the most important seizure of weapons and medication within the county’s historical past displays that we will put other folks in rehab and lend a hand them changed into viable participants of society and move after the supply of gear and weapons. It’s tricky to argue in opposition to that.”