State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today thanked Southern Tier and Finger Lakes voters for his reelection victory in the 58th Senate District.
His opponent, Leslie Danks Burke, conceded the race late today.
The 58th Senate District covers all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield, and Ulysses).
O’Mara scored a convincing victory, 56% to 43%, defeating Burke by more than 16,000 votes. He won by landslide percentages in Chemung (62%), Schuyler (62%), Steuben (68%), and Yates counties (65%).
O’Mara said, “I am proud to have brought together an ever-growing, broad coalition of support for building stronger and safer communities throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, for protecting our way of life and the Upstate values we share, and for saying no to a future of one-party control of New York State government. Voters responded to our positive message of sticking together, rebuilding our communities and local economies, and restoring a true, long-term voice for Upstate, rural New York. We have rallied together like never before this year in the face of COVID-19. We always have and we always will keep fighting for local business owners and manufacturers, workers and taxpayers, and families and seniors. Most importantly now, we will remain unified in our commitment to help communities recover and rebuild in ways that will restore this region better than ever moving forward. I am honored by the overwhelming support this campaign generated in the 58th District.”
A broad coalition of supporters backed O’Mara in this year’s election as a long-standing, leading voice in the State Senate for strengthening local economies, fighting against unfunded state mandates, prioritizing public safety and security, protecting constitutional rights, securing funding for schools and local infrastructure, calling for tax relief for working families, championing environmental protection and clean water, and putting Upstate New York first.