Yesterday, the State of New York held its democratic primary election for registered democrat voters only.
Here in Cortland County there were two primary races to keep an eye on, New York Senate District 52 in which Lea Webb faced Leslie Danks Burke and Congressional District 19 with Josh Riley and Jamie Cheney.
The unofficial results are in for both primaries.
In the New York Senate District 52 primary, Lea Webb has beat Leslie Dankes Burke. Webb got over 58% of the vote across the district. Here in Cortland County she also won by a huge portion with over 62% of the vote.
And in the US Congressional District 19 for New York, Josh Riley has beat Jamie Cheney. Riley got over 61% of votes across the district. Here in Cortland County, he had over 79% of the vote.
Josh Riley released this statement to us on his victory in yesterdays (August 23) primary
“I am so honored to be the Democratic nominee for Congress here in New York’s 19th District. For too long, Upstate New Yorkers have been sold out by professional politicians and special interests. I’m running for Congress to bring change and new leadership. This is a campaign by working families, for working families, committed to bringing the high-tech jobs of the future to Upstate New York.”