Syracuse, NY – With the vast majority of the district’s absentee ballots counted in Onondaga County and counting underway in Madison and Oneida Counties, State Senator Rachel May (D/WF-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) has won re-election. As of Thursday evening, she leads her closest opponent by more than 11,000 votes, with approximately 5,000 ballots remaining to be counted. May’s campaign expects her margin to continue to expand as the final votes are tallied.
“I am so grateful to the Central New Yorkers who voted decisively to trust me with a second term in Albany,” said May. “This has been an election year unlike any we’ve ever seen, and the fact that so many people voted, whether by absentee ballot, early voting, or in person on Election Day, gives me hope for the future of our democracy. I look forward to rejoining my colleagues in Albany, to welcoming many new senators from across upstate, and to continuing the progress we have worked so hard to achieve.”
Senator Rachel May represents New York’s 53rd Senate District, which includes parts of Onondaga (including most of Syracuse) and Oneida Counties and all of Madison County. A lifelong educator, environmental advocate, and longtime resident of Syracuse, she was first elected to the State Senate in 2018. She serves as Chair of the Committee on Aging and of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.