Republicans sweep regional races Tuesday

Olympic Region towns back Joseph Biden for president

Jenny Carroll, of North Elba, sent in this selfie after she voted on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the North Elba Town Hall. (Photo provided)

LAKE PLACID — The majority of voters in Essex County backed the Republican winners of three regional races on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3 — two for the state Legislature and one for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, all four towns in the Olympic Region backed Democratic challenger Joseph Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris for president while the county backed President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence.

All results were unofficial, and a presidential winner had not been announced, as of deadline.


Essex County tallied 7,953 votes for Trump and 7,240 votes for Biden, according to the Essex County Board of Elections. Below are the votes for the Olympic Region towns.

– Trump: Jay, 500; Keene, 156; North Elba, 1,053; Wilmington, 261.

– Biden: Jay, 603; Keene, 409; North Elba, 1,562; Wilmington, 316.

21st Congressional District

Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, earned her fourth two-year term as a congresswoman in the 21st District, beating Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb with 167,935 (64.5%) to 92,596 votes (35.5%), according to The Associated Press.

In Essex County, Stefanik tallied 8,624 votes to Cobb’s 6,468.

The 21st Congressional District covers all of Warren, Washington, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties and parts of Saratoga and Herkimer counties.

45th New York Senate District

Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, who is currently the Assemblyman in the 114th District, won his first two-year term as the representative of the 45th Senate District. He succeeds Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, who is retiring at the end of the year.

According to reports in the Press Republican and The Post-Star, unofficial results on the night of Nov. 3 showed that, with 100% of election districts reporting, Stec had a 27,450-vote lead over Democratic challenger Kimberly Davis, the Clinton County treasurer.

In Essex County, Stec tallied 9,123 votes to Davis’s 5,599.

The 45th Senate District covers all of Warren, Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties and parts of Washington and St. Lawrence counties.

114th New York Assembly District

Matt Simpson, the Republican supervisor of the Warren County town of Horicon, won his first two-year term as the representative of the 114th Assembly District. He succeeds Dan Stec.

According to The Post-Star, Simpson had 32,544 votes on Tuesday night, compared to Democrat Claudia Braymer’s 19,325 and Evelyn Wood’s 498.

In Essex County, Simpson tallied 8,488 votes to Braymer’s 5,840 and Wood’s 76.

The 114th district includes all of Warren and Essex counties and portions of Saratoga and Washington counties.