Democrats in the state Senate will retain their supermajority with the victory of incumbent John Mannion in central New York.
Mannion secured his re-election by 10 votes after a recount and court battle in the 50th Senate district.
“With no more votes left to count this race is over and I’m honored to have been re-elected to represent in the New York State Senate, the place that my family and I have lived in and loved our entire lives," Mannion said. "I am grateful for the support and confidence in my leadership from everyone who participated in this election in Onondaga and Oswego Counties."
Mannion's victory over Republican Rebecca Shiroff gives Democrats enough votes to maintain a supermajority in the 63-member chamber. Democrats in the state Assembly are also keeping their supermajority into 2023.
“After rightfully counting every vote, I’m thrilled to congratulate Senator John Mannion on his re-election. Senator Mannion is a valued member of the Senate and that is why the voters have sent him back to Albany," said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. "Senator Mannion’s re-election also solidified the voters electing the Senate Democrats to another historic Super Majority.”
Mannion was first elected to the state Senate in 2020.