YORKTOWN, N.Y. – According to unofficial results, incumbent Assemblymember Steve Katz (R, C, I - Yorktown) has apparently won re-election, holding off a challenge by Democratic candidate Andrew Falk by a margin of 54 to 46 percent in the race for the newly-redrawn 94th State Assembly.
"I'm very grateful to the people in my district to have the confidence in me to reappoint me for another term," Katz said at his campaign headquarters at Murphy's Restaurant in Yorktown.
The district covers Yorktown, Somers, Carmel, Putnam Valley, Southeast and Patterson.
Falk conceded the race and thanked his supporters on Facebook early Wednesday morning.
"Thank you for all your support. It's never been about me but about our shared message of how we can work together for a better tomorrow," Falk said. "We did great things in this campaign and I feel honored and humbled to have been your candidate."
Katz, 57, is a veterinarian by trade, and lives in Mohegan Lake with his wife, Nicole, and their children. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.
Heading into the election, Katz said the biggest issues facing his district were job creation, economic recovery and transparency in government. He has made calls to "clean up Albany" and stop the use of taxpayer money by politicians for personal use.