WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Incumbent Republican Jeffrey Klein easily beat back challenges from candidates from the Green and Conservative parties to win a fifth term in the state Senate.
With 72 percent of the votes counted, Klein, R-Bronx, was comfortably ahead of Green Party challenger Carl Lundgren and Conservative Elizabeth Perri in the race for the 34th District seat. Klein had amassed 5.197 votes to 297 for Perri and 96 for Lundgren, according to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections.
"I'm deeply humbled and honored by tonight's results," Klein said. "The people of Westchester and Bronx counties deserve a representative who will be a true advocate for their interests
"I intend to be that representative -- today, tomorrow and for as long as I hold office in the New York State Senate."
He said that now he was looking forward to getting back to the "people's business -- and to advancing a common-sense, job-creating agenda for all New Yorkers .
Klein, also chairman of the Senate's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, advocates protecting minors and families from alcohol and drug abuse, and supports communities hurt by its effects.
Green Party Candidate Lundgren, chairman of the Bronx County Green Party wanted to improve the environment
The 34th District encompasses Eastchester, part of Mount Vernon, part of New Rochelle, part of Pelham and the Bronx.
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