Sen. Tedisco re-elected

James Tedisco

JOHNSTOWN — Republican state Sen. James Tedisco of Glenville handily defeated former attorney and Democrat Michelle Ostrelich of Niskayuna by 58.5 percent to 39.7 percent. That equated to 60,826 votes for Tedisco to 41,317 for Ostrelich.

Since 2017, Tedisco has been the state senator for New York’s 49th Senate District, which includes parts of Saratoga, Schenectady and Herkimer counties and all of Fulton and Hamilton counties.

Fulton County voted this way: 11,564 for Tedisco to 4,230 for Ostrelich, or 71 to 26 percent.

Hamilton County voted 1,762 for Tedisco and 643 for Ostrelich, also 71 to 26 percent.

Tedisco served in the state Assembly from 1983 to 2017. He was the Assembly minority leader from November 2005 until his resignation from that post in April 2009. In 2009, Tedisco was the Republican nominee in a special election for the 20th U.S. Congressional District to fill the seat vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand following Gillibrand’s appointment to the U.S. Senate; he was defeated by Democrat Scott Murphy. In 2016, Tedisco ran for state Senate to replace retiring Sen. Hugh Farley and won.