Politics

Barrett, Gipson heading to Albany

Saland out, Gibson re-elected, Blalock-Sherman too close to call

President Barack Obama and New York’s junior U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand easily clinched their second terms in office in the national elections Nov. 6, but some local races were much closer and, in some cases, have yet to be decided.

Terry Gipson upsets long-time incumbent Stephen Saland

Protest votes against same-sex marriage help end 32-year reign

When Terry Gipson stood on a chair to announce that he had been declared the winner by Gannett publishing in his race to unseat state Senator Stephen Saland, he received a warm ovation from the crowd at the Election Night party at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.

Congressman Gibson defeats Schreibman

Although polls seemed to show Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman closing the gap in the newly redrawn 19th Congressional District, incumbent Chris Gibson, a Republican, notched his first re-election victory and second term in office.