Republican Tom Croci will take office Jan. 7, 2015 following his victory over Democratic challenger, Adrienne Esposito this Tuesday in the race for New York State’s 3rd Senate District.
Croci’s victory, as reported by the Associated Press, came in at 58 to 42 percent over Esposito, which translated into 32,405 to 23,123 votes.
Croci, the 42-year-old Islip town supervisor and former U.S. Navy reservist, challenged Esposito, 53, the executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, on the issue of high utility costs and transportation for companies, with Esposito hoping to hold the line on property taxes and reduce wasteful spending to give relief to Long Island families.
Both Croci and Esposito appeared to be running on similarly outlined platforms, each promoting efforts to create jobs, improve education, and create sustainable environmental standards.
Croci was involved in a toxic dumping scandal while on military leave as Islip town supervisor. Esposito provided heavy attention to the Women’s Equality Act.
According to a Newsday/News 12/Siena College of 425 likely voters in the Suffolk County-based district from Oct. 27th, Croci was predicted to defeat Esposito 59 to 34 percent, with 7 percent selecting the “don’t know/no opinion” option. The poll had a 4.7 percent margin of error.
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