Kelles Declared Winner in NY Assembly Race

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TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY (WSKG) – The Associated Press has called the New York Assembly race in the 125th district for Democrat Anna Kelles.

Joel Steinhagen

Anna Kelles. (Photo: Joel Steinhagen)

The district includes all of Tompkins County and part of Cortland County.

Kelles ran against Matthew McIntyre, a Libertarian from Cortland County. Kelles won with 64 percent of the vote over McIntyre’s 36 percent.

Democrats have represented the district for more than 40 years.

Kelles has been a Tompkins County legislator since 2015. She won a primary against seven candidates in June.

She will assume the seat vacated by Barbara Lifton, who is retiring at the end of this year.