Longtime Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan has secured the Democratic nomination for re-election in the 37th Assembly District.
In a district overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats, her victory all but ensures she will go back to Albany for two more years.
In a statement following the absentee ballot count, Nolan said she won by a margin of over 1,500 votes.
She was challenged by two first-time candidates, Mary Jobaida and Danielle Brecker. After primary night, Nolan got 52 percent of the vote, while Jobaida got 33 percent and Brecker received 14.5 percent.
“Voters know that I have been successful in passing significant legislation for the families of our district,” she said. “There is a need in Albany for the voices of older women and mothers, and our district recognized my experience in serving our communities.
The 37th Assembly District includes parts of Ridgewood, where Nolan has lived for many years.