Special State Senate race in the Southern Tier leaning Republican
A special Senate race in the Southern Tier is favored to be won by the Republican in the race.
Deputy Sheriff and GOP candidate Fred Akshar is leading in the polls in the heavily Republican district.
“I will fight for your interest and your needs, and I will never allow Albany to change me,” Akshar said at a debate on WSKG.
His opponent, Democrat Barbara Fiala, did not get the support she expected from the Democratic Party and Governor Cuomo .
“If elected, I’m going to Albany to fight for this area,” said Fiala, who called herself an “independent voice”.
The seat is open because the previous occupant, former State Senator Tom Libous, was convicted in a felony corruption case and forced to resign.