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Thursday: New York State Primaries

Only a handful of candidates in Westchester will face same-party opposition on Sept. 13.

Before lawmakers lose, win or keep their seats come November, candidates within the same party will battle it out at the polls for a chance to be their party's champion.

Primaries in New York State are slated for Thursday, Sept. 13, moved from Tuesday as to not overlap with the September 11 anniversary.

Note: Patch's guide takes into account redrawn district boundaries in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.

Check below for a list of local races, and stay with Patch for results as the week progresses. (Certain congressional primary races took place in June; click and for results.)

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State Senate primaries

District 35 — Incumbent Democrat will face no opposition from within her own party.

District 37 — Democrat George Latimer and Republican Bob Cohen will face no opposition from within their respective parties.

District 38 — Incumbent Democrat and Republican will face no opposition from within their respective parties.

District 40 — Incumbent Republican and Democrat will face no opposition from within their respective parties.

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State Assembly primaries

District 88 — Incumbent Democrat Amy Paulin will face no opposition from within her own party.

District 89 — Democrat J. Gary Pretlow will face no opposition from within his own party.

District 90 — Incumbent Democrat Shelley B. Mayer will face no opposition from within her own party.

District 91 — Democrat Steve Otis and Republican William J. Villanova will face no opposition from within their respective parties.  

District 92 — Incumbent Democrat will face no oppositon from within his own party.

District 93 — Incumbent Republican Robert Castelli and Democrat David Buchwald will face no opposition from within their respective parties. 

District 94 — Democrat Andrew I. Falk will face no opposition from within his own party. Republicans Dario Gristina and Stephen Katz will battle for their party's nomination.

District 95 — Incumbent Democrat and Republican will face no opposition from their respective parties.

District 96 — Incumbent Democrat Kenneth Zebrowski and Republican Matthew Brennan will face no opposition from their respective parties. Zebrowksi faces Matthew T. Katchmar will battle it out for the Independence Party nomination.

Distrist 97 — Incumbent Democrat Ellen Jaffee and Republican Joseph T. Gravagana will face no opposition from their respective parties. Both are jockeying for the Independence Party nomination. 


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