Resciniti claims ‘landslide victory’ in Republican primary race for 123rd Assembly District

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Councilwoman Sophia Resciniti has declared victory in the Republican primary for the 123rd Assembly District.

The New York State Board of Elections put Resciniti at 2,703 votes, with all 86 precincts reporting late Tuesday night. His opponent, state Senate operations director Robin Alpaugh, won 1,756 votes.

“Thank you to the thousands of voters who trusted me,” Resciniti said. “Our landslide victory in this primary election proves that voters are ready for real change at the state level. I have met with neighbors and residents for months and the message is clear – it is time to tackle to one-party rule in Albany and fight to win in November.

Resciniti thanked Alpaugh for his campaign and said he should be proud of what he has achieved.

In a letter sent to the media, Alpaugh thanked his supporters.

“Although the election results were inconclusive, I am extremely grateful to all of my supporters and volunteers who helped me throughout the campaign,” Alpaugh said. “I’ve enjoyed meeting hundreds of new people over the past few months and wouldn’t trade that experience for anything in the world. I am returning to work and will continue to serve our community as a volunteer in many organizations, helping to build on the great quality of life in our region.

Resciniti will challenge incumbent Democrat Donna Lupardo on November 8 in the 2022 general election once officially declared the winner. Lupardo has occupied the seat since 2005.