John Brooks wins 8th Senate District race, officials say


Democrat John Brooks has won the 8th Senate District race after a five-week count of more than 8,000 paper ballots, election officials and political party leaders said Thursday.

After finishing their count, Nassau election officials said Brooks, a former Seaford school board member, won by 258 votes over incumbent GOP State Sen. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) in the Nassau portion of the district.

Suffolk County’s Board of Elections has 211 ballots still to open Friday, but GOP officials conceded the race was over.


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