Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey cruised to victory in the race for New York's new 115th Assembly District.
With 100 percent of election districts reporting this morning in the three counties that make up the 115th District - Clinton, Franklin and St. Lawrence - Duprey had more votes than Democrat Tim Carpenter and Conservative Karen Bisso combined. Unofficially, Duprey pulled 53 percent of the vote to Carpenter's 26 percent and Bisso's 21 percent.
Duprey ran on the Republican and Independence party lines.
Assemblywoman Janet Duprey
(Enterprise file photo)
"I'm certainly very pleased," Duprey told the Enterprise.
Duprey said that in her 37 years in politics, this was the "nastiest campaign" she's ever been involved in.
"I think it pretty much started when the Conservative opponent announced," Duprey said. "It was always a lot of shots at me. In fact, over the last week or 10 days, 90 percent of the people I talked to thanked me for staying positive.
"I've never, ever done a negative campaign. It got hard a few times in this one, but I was determined not to."
Bisso, an educator from Plattsburgh, and Carpenter, a councilman for the city of Plattsburgh and a correction officer in Malone, hadn't returned requests for comment as of press time this morning.
Bisso, who had backing from conservatives Carl Paladino and Doug Hoffman, campaigned hard for the seat. She attended countless community events across the district and sat in on town council meetings in nearly every town.
Carpenter's campaign wasn't as active, although he did participate in three debates with Bisso.