Suzi Oppenheimer has secured her New York State Senate seat is a razor close contest over challenger Bob Cohen. Oppenheimer's chief of staff is former Rye City Mayor Steve Otis.
Oppenheimer's people put out a statement earlier today after Cohen conceded the race a month after election day:
STATEMENT OF SENATOR SUZI OPPENHEIMER
“After a long and hard fought campaign and a deliberate counting of the votes, it is my honor to once again have the privilege of representing the people of Westchester in the State Senate. It is particularly gratifying in a year where I faced a very well financed opponent. I want to thank my many supporters, volunteers, and constituents for their hard work and faith in me, without whom, this victory would not have been possible.
It is with deep humility and great purpose that I accept this responsibility to work on behalf of the people of Westchester; and vow to continue my record of success on education reform, cost-cutting, and service to the community. From strengthening our schools, to growing our economy and easing the burden on families and businesses, there are great challenges to meet the needs of these difficult times. I look forward to working with Governor-Elect Cuomo and my colleagues in the Legislature to meeting these challenges and giving the people of my district and all New Yorkers a government that works tirelessly for them and delivers results."