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Steve Brescia

The New York State Capitol
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A number of New York state Senate races in the Hudson Valley have not been decided. It could be weeks before constituents know who will represent them next year.

NYS Senator James Skoufis; Moderator Dr. Larry Force, Director of The Center on Aging and Policy at Mount Saint Mary College; Steve Brescia during October 22 debate
Courtesy of Orange County Citizens Foundation

A first-term New York state Senator and his Republican opponent recently took part in an Orange County Citizens Foundation debate. Democrat James Skoufis is seeking re-election in the 39th District, which had been held by longtime Republican Senator Bill Larkin, who did not seek re-election in 2018 and died at age 91 a year later. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the contentious debate.