Gubernatorial and New York State Assembly races highlight primary day
The Hudson Valley is gearing up to head to the polls for primary day Tuesday.
The races getting the most attention are the gubernatorial primaries.
The Democrats running are Gov. Kathy Hochul, Tom Suozzi, and Jumaane Williams.
Hochul is the state Democratic party's official pick. She's looking to become the first elected female governor in state history.
If Williams wins, he could also make history as the first elected black governor. He's been the city's public advocate since 2019.
Suozzi has been representing parts of Long Island in Congress since 2017.
In the Republican race, Lee Zeldin, who has been in Congress since 2015, is the state GOP official pick.
He supported President Donald Trump during impeachment proceedings.
Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who was the Republican nominee in 2014, is also running.
Harry Wilson served in the U.S. Treasury under the Obama administration and Andrew Guiliani, son of the former NYC mayor who served as special assistant to President Trump, are also vying for the nomination.
Candidates for the New York State Assembly are making their last-minute pitch to voters as the Democratic Primary approaches.
One of the closely watched primaries on Tuesday is in the 92nd District, where Democratic Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti is being challenged by Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky.
Incumbent Abinanti was elected to represent the 92nd Assembly District in 2010. The district includes Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant and northwest Yonkers.
Abinanti says he'll continue to fight for the best interests of his constituents.
Now in her sixth full term on the board, Shimsky currently represents Westchester's 12th Legislative District, which includes Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington.
Shimsky says she's proud of her legislative record as an environmentalist.