Weekly Feature

2018-11-08 / Front Page

DiPietro wins 147th District Assembly race


DiPietro DiPietro Incumbent David DiPietro will retain his seat as assemblyman in New York’s 147th District following Tuesday’s election.

DiPietro, a conservative Republican, received a total of 31,683 votes, 11,594 more than his Democratic challenger, Colden native Luke Wochensky, who finished the night with a total of 20,089 votes. DiPietro took the majority of the votes in both Erie and Wyoming counties.

More than 53,000 voters came out to the polls to vote in a race that had DiPietro running opposed for the first time since he took office in 2012.

Other notable races across the area include the county clerk race, where Mickey Kearns, Republican endorsed Democrat and former state assemblyman for the 142nd District, apparently won the election by 5,557 votes against Democratic challenger Angela Marinucci. However, as of press time, Marinucci had not conceded.

In Elma, Robert Pierce, who ran unopposed, will serve as Elma town justice, and Patrick Gallivan, who also ran unopposed, will serve another term as state senator for the 60th District.

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