6.29.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary Wrap Up
June 28, 2022
Last night, New York voters selected party nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Erie County Clerk.
Primaries for U.S. House and State Senate seats will be held on August 23. No Assembly candidates in Erie or Niagara counties faced primaries.
Democratic Gubernatorial Ticket
- Kathy Hochul defeated Jumaane Williams and Tom Suozzi, earning the Democratic nomination for Governor with 66% of the vote.
- Antonio Delgado secured the nomination for Lt. Governor. Hochul and Delgado will appear as a ticket on the November General Election ballot.
Republican Gubernatorial Ticket
- Lee Zeldin defeated Rob Astorino, Harry Wilson, and Andrew Giuliani, earning the Republican nomination for Governor with 43% of the vote.
- Alison Esposito ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor. Zeldin and Esposito will appear as a ticket on the November ballot, facing off against the Hochul/Delgado ticket.
Erie County Clerk
- Melissa Hartman defeated Mickey Kearns for the Democratic nomination for Erie County Clerk, earning 63% of the vote. Kearns secured the Republican and Conservative nominations for the post, so Hartman and Kearns are set up for a rematch in November.
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Our Monthly Members-Only recap of the latest Advocacy, and Government news.
After months of quiet negotiations and apparent gridlock, two major legislative updates came out of our nation’s Capitol last night. The U.S. Senate passed a landmark technology and innovation investment bill, and a key Senator announced support for a larger domestic spending package.
Legislature Ends Year with Flurry of Activity The New York State Legislature gaveled out for the final time in 2022. Before doing so, it passed hundreds of bills that will head to the Governor’s desk for review. The BNP was in constant contact with state leaders throughout the last week,
Before the Independence Day holiday, state lawmakers convened for a special session to enact new restrictions on firearm ownership. The new law makes stricter the process to obtain a concealed carry permit, imposes heavier regulation on safe firearm storage, and bans the sale of body armor. .