Election 2022: Key races at stake across the Hudson Valley

At the top of the ticket – Kathy Hochul is fighting to earn her first full term as governor against Republican Lee Zeldin.

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2022, 10:48 PM

Updated 558 days ago

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There are a number of key races both statewide and local that could impact the balance of power in the Hudson Valley.
At the top of the ticket – Kathy Hochul is fighting to earn her first full term as governor against Republican Lee Zeldin. The focus of that race has been crime, inflation and the fight over abortion.
Hochul says she is so proud of what has already been accomplished, including changes to bail reforms.
"Our plan is working," says Hochul. "We have over 8,000 guns off the streets."
The focus of gun violence hit close to home for Zeldin after a shooting outside his home on Long Island.
"We have one party rule right now in DC, Albany and New York City," says Zeldin. "This is the first time in my lifetime that there's been this alignment going into a midterm. And regardless of whether you're Republican or Democrat, people want to feel safe on our streets."
In New York's 17th District, five-term Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is hoping to secure another two years in Washington, D.C. He's running against Republican Assemblyman Mike Lawler. Maloney defeated incumbent Democrat Mondaire Jones in the August primary.
In New York's newly redrawn 18th District, former Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan will be up against Republican Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. Ryan has been serving New York's 19th District, finishing the rest of now-Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado's congressional term.
The race for the 16th District has progressive incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman going up against former Scarsdale Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser.
And in New York's new 19th District, Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro hopes to win a seat against Democrat attorney Josh Riley. Molinaro was defeated by Rep. Pat Ryan in the 19th District's special election.


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