2022 Election Outcomes
Dear Hastings Dems,
Tuesday night’s results gave us much to celebrate, with wins across the board for our local Democratic candidates—from Greenburgh Town Justice Erin McGoey to New York's first woman elected for governor, Kathy Hochul. We also helped to send MaryJane Shimsky, who raised her family in Hastings, to Albany to represent Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant, and a portion of Yonkers as a new member of the State Assembly. Please join me in congratulating our candidates, as they prepare to carry on the important work of representing us in government and administering our courts.
There were some disappointments statewide, notably, the stinging loss of four Congressional seats. Still, Westchester County continues to be a bright blue spot on the political map—and Hastings a stronghold. Our votes contributed to passing the Environmental Bond Act and appear to have helped win tight races for seven contested seats on the State Supreme Court.
Hastings voters passed the ballot proposition to move the Village election with an impressive 88% in favor (3,249-435). It's exciting to see high turnout for a local vote. Now that the election of Village candidates moves to November, let’s recommit to work for a party of open policy debate, transparency, and shared values.
I thank our hard-working district leaders and all who joined the Committee to knock on doors and call voters, both at home and in critical races around the country, as well as those who donated to campaigns, wrote to fellow voters, and otherwise made sure the people in your lives got to the polls this year. Participation and debate are the flame of democracy, and it is moving to see democracy alive in our beloved village.
Chair, Hastings Democratic Committee