Martin Golden concedes to Andrew Gounardes in the 22nd Senate District race

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Voters in Brooklyn finally have an answer as to who will represent them in Albany.

Sen. Martin Golden conceded to Andrew Gounardes in the 22nd Senate District race.

In a statement on Twitter Golden said in part, "As the Board of Elections completes its final count of this year's close election, I congratulate Gounardes and wish him well in his service to the people of the 22nd State Senate District. I am grateful my career in public service has been full of much success as a police officer and as an elected official."

Gounardes responded to Golden's concession on Twitter saying in part," Now that the election is over I am grateful to the people of southern Brooklyn for their support and humbled by their trust in me to be our community's voice in Albany. I'd like to thank Senator Golden for his many years of service to our community and I look forward to coordinating a smooth transition between now and January so that our community can come together and move forward."

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