|Release: In SD41 race, Smythe concedes to incumbent Senator Sue Serino.|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2018|
STATEMENT FROM KAREN SMYTHE ON ELECTION RESULTS
Poughkeepsie, New York– Karen Smythe has issued the following statement on election results for the 41st State Senate District:
“This was a race that started with long odds and I am proud of the effort that we made to listen and speak to voters about the issues most important to them. Today, the last votes have been counted and we came up short. I commend Senator Serino on a hard-fought race and wish her well in her next term.
I’m grateful to my husband, Nevill, and my two children for their constant support. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and belief of my campaign staff and the hundreds of volunteers who dedicated hours knocking doors to talk with voters about our shared values and vision for a better New York.
Having spent the past year meeting people in the 41st District, I am more committed than ever to remain engaged in the community and advocate for real, positive change.”
The race for the 41st Senate District was too close to call on election night with thousands of absentee and affidavit ballots outstanding. More than 118,000 ballots were cast in this race and after counting the ballots, 695 votes or approximately 0.59% separate Karen Smythe from Sue Serino.