Repub­li­can Bonacic bests Demo­cratic chal­lenger by wide mar­gin

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Free­man staff

State Sen. John Bonacic suc­cess­fully eas­ily held off a chal­lenge in his bid for a 10th two-year term rep­re­sent­ing New York’s 42nd Se­nate Dis­trict.

Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, over­whelm­ingly de­feated po­lit­i­cal new­comer Pramilla Mal­ick, 63,284-39,769, ac­cord­ing to un­of­fi­cial re­sults.

Bonacic, 74, first was elected to the state Se­nate in Novem­ber 1998. He served in the state As­sem­bly from 1990 to 1998 and was an Orange County leg­is­la­tor from 1972 to 1989. He has lived in the dis­trict since 1968.

Bonacic has said state law­mak­ers need to be sub­ject to the same spend­ing lim­its that have been im­posed on school districts and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. He also said he would like to see a broader-based tax to fi­nance ed­u­ca­tion.

The 42nd Se­nate Dis­trict in­cludes parts of Ul­ster, Delaware, Sul­li­van and Orange coun­ties. The Ul­ster County towns in the dis­trict are Denning, Gar­diner, New Paltz, Rosendale, Shawan­gunk and Wawars­ing.


Sen. John Bonacic, left, and Pramilla Mal­ick

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