Make this your home page

Letters to the Editor

Email:
Subject:
Message:
Please type the number 5 below to submit

Sponsored Links

Bronxville Weather

°F | °C
invalid location provided
Democrat Shelley Mayer Defeats Republican Julie Killian in Hotly Contested Special Election for New York State Senator PDF Print Email

alt

By Staff     

Apr. 25, 2018:  Democrat Shelley Mayer defeated Republican Julie Killian in a hotly contested special election for the open New York State Senate seat in District 37 yesterday. District 37 covers about a third of Westchester and includes, among other areas, the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, the Town of Eastchester, and neighboring parts of Yonkers.

The election was held to fill the seat of New York State senator for District 37 vacated by George Latimer on January 1, 2018, when he became Westchester County executive after winning the race in November of 2017. At the time of the election, Mayer was a New York State assemblywoman, and Killian was a Rye councilwoman.

The unofficial results posted on the Westchester County government site as of 11:44 pm last night showed, with 87% of the districts reporting, 24,238 votes for Mayer (58%) and 17,793 votes for Killian (42%). Click here for the most up-to-date results.

Before this election, the balance of power in Albany was divided between the Democrats and the Republicans. The Assembly is heavily Democratic, and the Senate was controlled by Republicans (enhanced by a block of Democrats who broke away to join the Republicans but rejoined their Democratic colleagues in early April).

There were two elections for state senators yesterday, this one in Westchester and one in the Bronx. The Democrats needed to win both seats to have a numerical majority in the Senate (32 to 31). The Bronx district is overwhelmingly Democratic, so a Democratic win was all but assured. Whether the balance of power was going to shift in Albany was to be decided by yesterday's election in Westchester.

Since the outcome of the election had such potentially significant results, it attracted considerable attention. Millions of dollars were spent, attacks flew back and forth, and ads verged on the uncivil. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Westchester County Executive George Latimer endorsed Mayer, and former Governor George Pataki and former county executive Rob Astorino endorsed Killian.

Although as a result of this election the Democrats now have a numerical majority, an 11th-hour announcement by Democrat Simcha Felder indicates that the Republicans will control the Senate through June of this year. Lohud reported late yesterday that "throughout the heated campaign, the seat was viewed as pivotal to which party would control the state Senate, but Democrat Simcha Felder announced hours before polls closed that he'd caucus with Republicans for the rest of the session regardless of who won the race. That gives the GOP a one-vote majority through June, when the Legislature session ends."

Pictured here:  A section of yesterday's ballot showing the two candidates.

Photo by staff

 

HEADER  

 
#2 LtCol Marshall DATE_FORMAT_LC1
Bville Observer a very keen observation. Over the past decade in Albany, more than 30 current and former state officeholders have been convicted, sanctioned or accused of wrongdoing — more than any other state. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted of corruption charges.

Dr. Jeffrey Milyo and Scott Delhommer from the University of Missouri have compiled a database that focuses specifically on public corruption at the state level across the country. Their research focuses on state legislators, high-ranking executive branch officials, and supreme court justices. They tracked bribery, influence peddling and theft of public funds among other charges.

New York is Number 1 with 30 cases, followed by Pennsylvania, where 24 cases have been filed over the past decade. New Jersey ranks third with 12 corruption cases.
Quote
 
 
#1 Bville Observer DATE_FORMAT_LC1
It certainly is nice to see that the tradition has been upheld! (smh) Yes, Albany has a tradition of corruption that is matched by few, if any, other state capitals. Shelley Mayer does her part to uphold -- and further -- that tradition. Sad, very sad. But, as they say, the people get the government they deserve. So, no doubt, we shall hear crickets when the s--t hits the fan in Albany time and time again.
Quote
 

FORM_HEADER

MyhometownBronxville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments. For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site. Thank you.


FORM_CAPTCHA
FORM_CAPTCHA_REFRESH

From the Mayor: Bronxville Continues Long History of Thoughtful Planning

News image

By Mary C. Marvin, Mayor, Village of Bronxville Oct. 17, 2018:  As the trustees continue with our week-to-week business, our overarching goal of an updated village comprehensive plan remains the...

Read more

Government & History Directory

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

Bronxville Village Government Directory

Village of Bronxville Administrative Offices
337-6500
Open 9:00am - 4pm excluding holidays and weekends


Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
Open 24 hours


Bronxville Parking Violations
337-2024
Open 9:00am - 4pm excluding holidays and weekends


Bronxville Fire Deparment
793-6400


Government & History Recent Articles

 
Sign Up For Newsletter

MyhometownBroxnville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments.  For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site.  Thank you.

The information presented here is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been made to present accurate information, myhometownBronxville, LLC, does not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information herein. We urge all users to independently confirm any information provided herein and consult with an appropriate professional concerning any material issue of fact or law. The views and opinions expressed by the writers, event organizers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of myhometownBronxville, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use . No portion of this publication may be reproduced or redistributed, either in whole or part, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2009 myhometownbronxville.com, All rights reserved.