Amedore scores easy win in bid for second term
State Sen. George Amedore routed opponent Sarah Niccoli in the race for the New York’s 46th Senate District seat, winning a second twoyear term.
The unofficial tally from the five-county district showed Amedore outpolling Niccoli, 78,247-45,560.
Amedore, 47, said in a statement that he was “proud and humbled that the residents have given me the opportunity to continue to build on all we’ve accomplished together.”
“I remain committed to being a strong voice for upstate New York, and fighting to ensure communities throughout the 46th district get their fair share,” he said.
Amedore, R-Rotterdam, was a state assemblyman from 2008 through 2012 and lost a bid for his current state Senate seat in 2012 before winning the seat two years later.
Niccoli, 39, is in her second term as Palatine town supervisor and has a family farm. She is on leave as director of the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition.
The 46th District includes all of Montgomery and Greene counties; parts of Schenectady and Albany counties; and the Ulster County city of Kingston and towns of Saugerties, Woodstock, Hurley, Kingston, Ulster, Marbletown, Esopus and Lloyd.
State Sen. George Amedore, left, and Sara Niccoli