Congratulations to fellow Democrat Shelley Mayer of Westchester

Congratulations to fellow Dem Shelley Mayer of Westchester, who beat out Republican Julie Killian in the race for a hotly contested New York State Senate seat.

Mayer’s win gives Democrats a numerical one-seat majority in the state Legislature’s upper chamber, but Republicans will cling to control after one Democrat said he’d continue to caucus with the GOP. Still, Mayer pledged to pass Democratic policies such as stronger gun safety laws, early voting and campaign finance reform.