NEW YORK | The Latest: Teacher beats Dem incumbent in NY Senate primary
NEW YORK — The Latest on New York’s Democratic primary (all times local):
A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate.
Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday’s primary for the 53rd state Senate district. The district covers the part of the state that includes the Syracuse area.
May campaigned by saying she would be a “true champion for Democratic priorities.”
Valesky, in office since 2004, was one of eight state senators who formed a now-defunct Democratic splinter group that helped Republicans stay in control.