Jacobs declares victory in NY-27 Congressional District

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 November 2020 at 11:52 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Congressman Chris Jacobs speaks Sunday at a get-out-the-vote rally in Albion.

Chris Jacobs has declared victory for the 27th Congressional District, an eight-county district that includes Orleans County.

“As we did in the Special Election, we have amassed an insurmountable lead in the election tonight, and we are confident victory can be declared,” Jacobs said in a statement. “I want to express my gratitude to voters of NY27 for putting their trust in me – it has been the honor of my life to represent the people of Western New York these past few months. I am deeply eager to filling a full-term fighting for this region to rebuild our economy, create good-paying job opportunities, support our farmers, and improve our infrastructure.”

In Orleans County, Jacobs received 10,687 votes to 3,843 for Nate McMurray and 234 for Duane Whitmer. Jacobs ran under the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines, with McMurray on the Democratic and Working Families parties. Whitmer ran as a Libertarian.

3 state legislators all re-elected with ease

Robert Ortt was re-elected to a fourth term as state senator in a district that includes Orleans, Niagara and a portion of Monroe counties. Ortt was unopposed. He received 12,630 votes in Orleans County.

Steve Hawley of Batavia was re-elected to another term in the State Assembly, where he was first elected in 2006. Hawley received 11,097 votes in nine of the 10 towns in Orleans. The 139th District includes all of Genesee County and a portion of Monroe County.

Michael Norris was unopposed for a third term as assemblyman for the 144th District which includes portions of Niagara and Erie counties, and also Shelby in Orleans County. Norris received 1,342 votes in Shelby.

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