Decision 2023: Election Day roundup
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The results for the 2023 General Election are in. Races this year included Monroe County Executive, County Legislature, State Supreme Court, and town leadership races. You can see the Monroe County election results here. Here are some key races that News10NBC has been following:
Adam Bello has become the first Democrat to get re-elected as Monroe County Executive. He defeated Mark Assini who served as the Gates Town Supervisor for eight years and a county legislator for 10 years. News10NBC spoke with County Executive Bello after his victory and with Assini.
Democrats have enough seats to take the majority in the Monroe County Legislature for the first time in nearly three decades. In one of the most notable races, incumbent Democrat Dave Long beat his challenger, former Republican Legislature President Joe Carbone. Hear from Bello about the historic victory for Monroe County Democrats in this story.
The final results for the race for two justice seats for New York State Supreme Court in the General Election is in. Republican Alex Renzi and Republican Joe Waldorf won the seats.
Renzi had a total of 123,264 votes, Waldorf had a total of 107,347 votes, and Democrat Margot Garant had 98,380 votes.
The Irondequoit town supervisor’s office is getting a new occupant. Andrae Evans, who ran on the Democratic and Working Families lines, bested Republican incumbent Rory Fitzpatrick. Learn more about Evans here.
News10NBC received a few calls and emails from people saying they went to their normal polling place, only to find out it had changed on Election Day. You can learn more and hear a response for the Monroe County Board of Elections here.
Voters approved both of the statewide propositions on the back of the ballot on Election Day. The first proposal is an amendment to the New York State Constitution to remove the special debt limit for small city school districts, defined by a city with less than 125,000 people. The second ballot proposal is about debt limitations on sewage treatment and disposal facilities. You can learn more about the propositions here.
An Election Day tradition continued in Rochester. Voters are placing their “I voted” stickers at the grave site of Susan B. Anthony. News10NBC stopped by Tuesday morning after the polls opened.