New York State Senate Races
The New York State Senate, normally referred to as the upper house or the upper chamber consists of 63 districts. Elected members serve two years terms. The NYS Senate functions similar to the U.S. Senate with minor exceptions. The Lieutenant Governor functions as the President of the Senate and (like the Vice President at the U.S. Senate) can cast the deciding vote in cases where there is a tie vote. The NYS Senate is presided over by the Majority Leader of the NYS Senate. There is also another officer of consequence, The Secretary of the Senate, who handles most administrative matters such as handling of bills, managing offfice space, supervising the Sergeants at Arms, Stenographer, etc. The Secretary of the Senate does not have voting rights.
Welcome to the most important election of your lifetime. This election could, very well, be the most important election in our nation's history.
The choices you make during this election will impact our nation's direction for decades to come much as the previous election already has.
Regardless of your preferred flavor in politics; know that your progeny will be most affected by the results of this coming election.
Remember: You are not just voting for your favorite team.
Issues such as Climate Change, the dependence on Fossil Fuels, The Federal Deficit, The National Debt, Transparency in Government, Voting Rights, Women's Rights, Affordable Healthcare and pre-existing conditions protections for your loved ones, Common Sense Gun Controls, your rights, not just as citizens, but as human beings stand in the balance.
So, America, research your candidate. Decide whether he/she can be trusted to stand by you or to tow the party line. Decide whether our system of checks and balances deserves perpetuance. And, then, make your choice.