Report: Kirwan Wins 100th Assembly District Race

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Yesterday, we told you about the last unresolved election in the country, the 100th Assembly District, and an appeal for assistance from Assembly Republican Leader Brian Kolb.

Capital Tonight news is reporting that Republican Tom Kirwan has been officially declared the winner:

According to the MidHudsonNews.com Thomas Kirwan has been finally declared the winner in the 100th Assembly District. It was the last legislative race in the country to be called.

A Brooklyn appellate court voted 4-0 this morning, declaring him the winner over Democrat Frank Skartados, who actually defeated Kirwan back in 2008.

Kirwan’s victory gives Republicans 51 of the 150 seats in the Assembly, which means they would be able to sustain any veto by Governor Cuomo if they voted as an entire block.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb released the following statement on the announcement of the court’s decision:

“After a long legal process, the race is finally over and Tom Kirwan should immediately be certified the winner so taxpayers in the 100th District have a voice during the budget process.  I congratulate Tom and his family on this tremendous victory, which has increased the ranks of our Assembly Republican Conference to 51 Members and broken the Democratic ‘supermajority.’  Tom is a true public servant and brings with him a proven track record of reform that our state needs. Today’s victory is a terrific ending to a historic election cycle where Assembly Republicans won three out of four Special Elections last February, in addition to winning nine open seats, and picking up nine new seats in November’s elections.”

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