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Ball Is Apparent Winner Of 40th Senate District

Photo Credit: Art Cusano
Greg Ball of Patterson has apparently defeated Democratic challenger Justin Wagner of Croton by a nearly 4,000 vote margin.
Greg Ball of Patterson has apparently defeated Democratic challenger Justin Wagner of Croton by a nearly 4,000 vote margin. Photo Credit: Art Cusano
This was Justin Wagner of Croton's first run for public office. i
This was Justin Wagner of Croton's first run for public office. i Photo Credit: Art Cusano

CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- New York State Sen. Greg Ball is the apparent winner in the 40th District . With 78 percent of districts reporting in Westchester, Ball was trailing Democratic challenger Justin Wagner by 3,183 votes. However, with 100 percent of districts reporting, Ball won in Dutchess County by 1,919 votes and in Putnam County by 5,037 votes, giving Ball a 3,772 vote lead.

“It is one thing to make promises every two years, it is another thing entirely to deliver results," said Ball.

"Working with Governor Cuomo, in a bipartisan way, I have delivered. In just two years we have repealed the MTA payroll tax, capped property taxes and cut income taxes across the board,” said the senator.

Ball, 35, of Patterson,ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence tickets. Ball has held public office since 2006, when he was elected to the New York State Assembly's 99th District.

Wagner, 31, of Croton ran on the Democrat, Working Families Party and Green Party tickets.

The newly redrawn 40th State Senate District includes Peekskill, Cortlandt, Yorktown, Somers, New Castle, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge and parts of Putnam and Dutchess counties.