ALBANY – The GOP Primary race for the 57th State Senate District wasn’t very close.
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello defeated Allegany County Legislature chairman Curt Crandall Tuesday by a marigin of 28%. According to the New York state Board of Elections, of the 11,700 votes cast across the district, Borrello picked up 7,453.
Borrello also picked up 4500 votes in Chautauqua County alone, while Crandall was only able to gain about 400 votes here. Borrello also beat Crandall in two out of the three other counties in the district. Crandall did easily win in his home county, where he won 1566 to 459.
Borrello will now face Democratic candidate Austin Morgan of Cattaraugus County in November’s general election.
The 57th Senate District seat was vacated earlier this year when Republican Cathy Young resigned in March to take a job at Cornell. The district covers Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and a portion of Livingston counties.