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Harckham Declares Victory over Murphy in 40th Senate District

November 7, 2018

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown).

Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 in Westchester, according to unofficial results.

Here is the breakdown of ...

Byrne Defeats Gashi in 94th Assembly District

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has earned a second term in Albany with an apparent victory over challenger Vedat Gashi (D-Yorktown), according to unofficial election results.

With 100 percent of districts reporting in Putnam and Westchester, Byrne defeated Gashi by 6,451 votes.

Read our earlier interview with Byrne.

Elections 2018: What's on Your Ballot, Yorktown?

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote on a number of state and federal posts. There are competitive races for governor, attorney general, comptroller, state Senate, state Assembly, Senate, Congress, and state Supreme Court justice.

Here are the races we covered at Halston Media (click the links for a Q&A with the candidate). Visit the ...

State Assembly Candidate: Kevin Byrne

Please provide background information about yourself: education, work experience, family, etc.

I was born and raised in the 94th Assembly District and am fortunate to have lived in this district my entire life. I grew up in Putnam Valley and graduated from Carmel High School. I earned my B.A. from the University of Scranton and M.P.A. from Marist College, concentrating in health care ...

State Assembly Candidate: Vedat Gashi

Please provide background information about yourself: education, work experience, family, etc.

When I was 4 years old, my family came to New York for the same reason as many other families—my parents wanted to give my siblings and myself a chance at a better life. After graduating Lakeland High School, I attended Connecticut College and then Seton Hall for law school. During law school, ...

State Senate Candidate: Pete Harckham

What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now?

Key issues include reforming health care, holding utility companies accountable, protecting our drinking water supply and the Hudson River, curbing substance and opioids abuse, and investing in renewable energy. In my first 30 days in the state Senate, I’ll work to pass the Reproductive Health Act, the Child Victims Act, and ...

State Senate Candidate: Terrence Murphy

What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now?

The most difficult issues are the heroin and opioid crisis, the closing of Indian Point, and the loss of the SALT deduction for state and local taxes. Additionally, we must continue to stand up for victims of sexual and domestic abuse, protect the environment, and hold utility companies responsible for storm-related outages and ...

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