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.
Last Chance to Comment on Climate Plan
The Public Comment Period for the Climate Action Council’s Draft Scoping Plan closes on Friday. This plan will impact every aspect of our economy, so it is essential to make your voice heard. Learn more and weigh in here. If you have already commented, share the link with a friend.
With just five weeks to go until the state budget is finalized, time is running out to sound the alarm about the Governor’s energy and climate proposals.
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Last night, President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address to Congress. Much of the speech was spent touting his legislative victories from the previous two years, including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Chips and Science Act.