WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Sandy Galef (D, I-Ossining) is the likely winner Tuesday night of the 95th Assembly District seat, beating Republican challenger Kim Izzarelli, according to unofficial results. Her apparent re-election marks her 11th term in the Assembly.
"I just want to thank everyone that's been involved in the campaign since day one," said Galef.
"This last week has been nothing but really horrendous for everyone," Galef said about Hurricane Sandy. "We'll have to go back and do a lot of work to help people and get FEMA money." She said the hurricane will be a big issue for several months to come.
Galef, a 72-year-old mother of two and grandmother of three, has been a public servant since she was 40. She served more than 13 years as a Westchester County legislator. Prior to her time as a public servant, she was a teacher in Scarsdale.
The 95th Assembly District covers the western portions of Putnam County and the northwestern parts of Westchester County, from Cortlandt and Peekskill south to the Town of Ossining.