JAMESTOWN – New York State Senator George Borrello has won his re-election bid.
Borrello is projected to win by over 53,000 votes.
He was running against Democratic challenger Frank Puglisi who received 24,940 votes, 23 percent, under Borrello’s 78,047 votes, 72 percent.
Borrello says he is honored and grateful for the residents of the region to trust him for the job.
“Over the past year, we’ve faced the unimaginable challenges of a global health emergency and a devastating economic crisis. Through it all, we fought for those who were impacted greatly: those families who struggled to get unemployment benefits, our vulnerable seniors, our overburdened small businesses, and family farms,” said Borrello in a statement. “We worked hard to bring fairness and common sense to an extraordinarily uncommon crisis. At the same time, we stood with our first responders and spoke up on the public safety and quality of life issues that we faced even prior to the pandemic.”
He says the COVID-19 challenge has exacerbated many issues and “failures” of the state government, which has further energized the need for change.
“That will be the starting point for our efforts. We must now set aside the politics and work to face the tough road ahead. I vow to continue working to advance our recovery and fight against the extreme, politically self-serving agendas that undermine our security, ignore our shared values, and prevent us from realizing our fullest potential,” he said. “For me, serving is more than just a privilege, it is a commitment to strengthening the future of our beloved region.”
This story has been updated to reflect the most recent election data.