Updated: Dec 22, 2020
BREAKING: After trailing Republican opponent Ragini Srivastava on Election Day, Democrat Gina Sillitti declared victory Wednesday.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY — After trailing Republican opponent Ragini Srivastava by about 4,000 votes on Election Day, Democrat Gina Sillitti declared victory Wednesday in the Assembly District 16 race to fill the seat of outgoing Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso, who decided not to seek re-election.
In an emailed statement to Patch, Sillitti said she was grateful to have the confidence of the voters.
"I'm ready to get to work to help Long Islanders overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuild our economy, and unify our community," she said. "Thank you also to the election workers that worked the long hours to make this election happen for all of us and ensure every vote was counted. This was an unprecedented election and they are the unsung heroes still working every day."
Read the full article on Patch.