Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Incumbent Donna Lupardo also cast her ballot today at Maine-Endwell Middle School.
Lupardo is optimistic for both herself and her party as today's voting continues.
Although certain issues separate the candidates, she feels she knows what the voters are truly looking for in these elections.
"They want to participate in democracy. They want to cast their vote. But also, they want to make sure they're electing a team that understands the challenges we're facing here, economically. And they want people who take it seriously, who can work together as a team and make sure that their concerns are listened to," said Lupardo.
Lupardo was first elected to the State Assembly in 2004 and has held her seat since.