Jaffee Defeats Gravagna for State Assembly

68-year-old incumbent won over Gravagna, 33, for District 97


Ellen Jaffee was victorious Tuesday over Joseph Gravagna for the state Senate Assembly seat for District 97.

District 97 includes Orangetown, Chestnut Ridge, Spring Valley, New Square, Airmont, Hillburn and portions of Montebello and Suffern. Jaffee's current 95th district will become the 97th district because of changes to the district map.

Both Gravagna, 33, and Jaffee, 68, are Suffern resident. Gravagna was running on three party lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence

Results from elections officials in Rockland show Jaffee winning by a difference of 12,915 votes, 27,755 to 14,840.  In Rockland County, 115,794 voters participated in Tuesday's elections. 100 percent of Rockland's election districts are in.

As Rockland County Republicans watched election updates throughout the night at Casa Mia in Blauvelt, Rockland County Democratic Committee took over Town & Country in Congers.

When asked for a comment, Gravagna declined. Vincent Reda, Rockland Republican chair, said it was a disappointing night for republicans.


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