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Tkaczyk wins Democratic primary, will face Amedore in November

September 14, 2012
By JOHN BORGOLINI , The Leader Herald

The Leader-Herald

Cecilia Tkaczyk of Duanesburg won the Democratic primary for the 46th state Senate District on Thursday, defeating Thomas Dolan of Coeymans and Monica Arias Miranda of Duanesburg.

According to unofficial results, Tkaczyk had 3,160 votes compared to Dolan's 1,946 votes and Arias Miranda's 863. There were 178 write-in votes.

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Despite his loss Thursday, Dolan still will be on the November general election ballot running as an independent.

Tkaczyk and Dolan will face Republican Assemblyman George Amedore of Rotterdam for the Senate seat Nov. 6.

The new 46th Senate District will include all of Montgomery and Greene counties, and parts of Albany, Schenectady and Ulster counties.

In Montgomery County, Tkaczyk received 263 votes, while Dolan had 121 votes and Arias Miranda had 104.

Tkaczyk could not be reached for comment this morning.

She previously said she is a strong advocate for public schools. She has served as president of the Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education.

She also has worked as a senior legislative analyst for the New York State Senate Majority Conference. There, she played a role in developing the 2009 Mortgage Foreclosure Law, which aims to help homeowners and tenants deal with foreclosure problems.

Amedore this morning said his focus has not been on who he will run against in November.

"My focus has been getting familiar with the new district so that I have a better understanding of the constituents' [issues]," Amedore said.

Minden justice race

In another primary election Thursday, in the town of Minden, Ronald Bentz won the Conservative Party primary for town Justice over Frank J. Alford. Bentz received seven votes.



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