Tomorrow marks Primary Day in New York for state and local races, and the New York Credit Union Association is encouraging all credit union advocates who are members of a political party to participate in the voting process. Polling spots will open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
The Association has identified several significant races to watch:
Gubernatorial: Incumbent: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D). Cuomo is being challenged by actress Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Cuomo has the backing of the Democratic establishment; Nixon has the backing of the liberal and populist wings of the party, as well as the Working Families Party. Marcus Molinaro, who currently serves as the Dutchess County executive, is running unopposed on the Republican line.
Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent: Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D). Hochul, a lawyer and former county clerk and House member from Buffalo, is facing off against New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams. Williams has been endorsed by The New York Times, and has campaigned with Nixon on a number of issues. Keith Wofford, an attorney at a white-shoe law firm, is running unopposed on the Republican line.
Attorney General: There are four democratic contenders: Leecia Eve, a lawyer and lobbyist who currently sits on the Port Authority Board of Commissioners; New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, who has the support of the Democratic establishment; Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents the 18th Congressional District; and Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor who ran against Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary.
State Assembly: All 150 Assembly seats are up for election in 2018. New York state assembly members serve two-year terms, with all seats up for election every two years. For a full list of candidates and primaries, visit the Ballotpedia website.
State Senate: All 63 Senate seats are up for election in 2018. New York state senators serve two-year terms, with all seats up for election every two years. For the full list of candidates running for state Senate, visit the Ballotpedia website.