After almost two weeks, Marty Golden finally throws in the towel with only a very slight change in the vote tally since Election Night
It's the end of an era in Southwest Brooklyn politics.....
Is it the end for all Kings County Republicans, as well ?????
On Monday, November 19th, State Sen. Marty Golden conceded that he had lost his state senate seat to Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes, as the NY Board of Elections completed its final count of absentee ballots.
Said Marty in a formal statement --- "I congratulate Andrew Gounardes and wish him well in his service to the people of the 22nd State Senate district.... Although we came up just short this election, I am grateful my career in public service has been full of much success as a police officer and as an elected official.... As I think of the future, my supporters, neighbors and friends can be sure that I will still always look for opportunities to make our neighborhoods an even better place to live, work and raise a family."
According to the unofficial New York Board of Elections results, Gounardes was leading by more than 1,000 votes; and there were still about 1,400 absentee ballots that needed to be counted after election day.
The information above is from an "AM New York" report by Nicole Brown [https://www.amny.com/news/elections/golden-concedes-1.23586208].