HANYS 2020 Election Summary
At this time election results have been determined for all state Senate and Assembly races and all but one New York congressional race, District 22, which will be determined by the state Supreme Court ruling on about 2,000 disputed absentee and affidavit ballots. All results are reflected in HANYS’ state and federal 2020 election results charts as shared in our full Member Update provided earlier this week.
In the coming weeks, we expect to learn committee assignments for new members of Congress as House Democrats and Republicans organize. While the balance of power in the U.S. Senate will come down to the Georgia runoff elections, it has been determined that Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer will maintain, at least, his current role in the 117th Congress.
On the state level an unprecedented number of absentee ballots proved beneficial for Democrats, giving them the edge needed to maintain control of the Senate and Assembly and achieve a supermajority in both houses. The leadership positions in the Senate and Assembly will remain the same with Assembly Member Carl Heastie serving as Speaker of the Assembly and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins as the President Pro-Tempore and Majority Leader of the Senate.
In addition to the ongoing demands of COVID-19, HANYS will continue our advocacy on the many issues facing New York hospitals, nursing homes and the entire health system, such as nurse staffing ratios, inadequate reimbursement, administrative burdens and harmful funding reductions.