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Martins Wins State Senate Race

Jack Martins earns 52 percent of the vote to remain state senator.

Incumbent Jack Martins, R-Mineola, has been re-elected to another term in the the New York State Senate, defeating Democratic challenger Daniel Ross by nearly 3,600 votes.

According to the Nassau County Board of Elections, Martins received nearly 52 percent of the vote to edge Ross, D-Manhasset, 48,305 votes to 44,707 in the race for the seventh senatorial district in New York. Currently serving his first-term in the state senate, Martins is the former mayor of Mineola. He had said committed to fiscal integrity, tax relief and job creation, as well as mandate relief for schools and local government.

Ross, a captain with the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and automobile sales manager, had said he is devoted to strengthening education and job creation, and adds that he takes issues about the environment, safety and equality very seriously.

Candidate

Votes

Percent

 

Jack M. Martins (R)

 

48,305

 

51.93

Daniel Ross (D)

 

44,707

 

 

48.06

 

George Wittner November 07, 2012 at 02:42 PM
He better start living up to his potential.
Mary November 07, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Okay Jack now that you are finished campaigning - get together with the Govenor or who ever else you have to and get the fuel flowing!!! No more excuses JUST GET IT DONE
George Mulligan November 07, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I agree with Mary. So far the governor and the politicians have been a lot of talk but not much for results as far as the gas in concerned. They've asked us to be patient, but in the last week the situation has not improved.
Rondo Bean November 07, 2012 at 04:37 PM
So some guy who no one knows and had no campaign got 48 percent of the vote? Hmmmm.
SLJ November 07, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for either Martins or McCarthy to get involved...they got enough of the sucker votes to stay in office. Let me know when you see either of them waiting in a gas line...
Bob November 07, 2012 at 07:15 PM
That was my reaction too. Martins looks very vulnerable if someone runs a real campaign against him.
Arguendo November 07, 2012 at 09:16 PM
OK, now how about kicking some LIPA executive @ss?
Mrszac November 08, 2012 at 03:45 PM
People voting straight party line. They would rather vote for someone they've never heard off than vote for someone from the "other" party. Partisanship = epic fail.
Daniel Garcia November 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Jack, love ya, mean it sincerely. Even voted for you. But the only thing uglier than all the trees downed by the storms are your road signs. How 'bout you clean up the unnecessary eyesores throughout our town?
George Mulligan November 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Israel, Labate and Sheik also have to pick up the signs in Port Washington. The election was over ten days ago.

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