Weekly Report

Weekly Report for February 16, 2024

NYSAR Lobby Day Registration now open
NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day in Albany is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at the Albany Empire State Plaza, Meeting room 6. Join your fellow REALTORS® from across the state to advocate in front of your lawmakers and discuss real estate related priorities. Lobby Day is a free event and travel reimbursement is available.

RPAC of New York will also be hosting a “Lobby Day Pre-Game” fundraiser on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Apex Sports & Entertainment at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The event costs $200 and attendees will enjoy dinner in a private room and two drink coupons per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit RPAC and the deadline to register is March 15.

Registration for the RPAC fundraiser is available when you register for NYSAR Lobby Day. Register now!

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins special election for Congress
On Tuesday in a special election, Democrat Tom Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip, flipping the Long Island Congressional seat formerly held by ousted Republican Rep. George Santos. Unofficial election results showed Suozzi with 54 percent of the vote. In another special election in the Bronx, Democrat Landon Dais defeated Republican Norman McGill to replace former Assemblymember Latoya Joyner. Read more here.

Special Election to replace Rep. Higgins announced
On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the special election to replace Rep. Brian Higgins in New York’s 26th Congressional District will take place on Tuesday, April 30. State Senator Tim Kennedy is the Democratic designated candidate to run for the seat. Republicans have not yet chosen their candidate. The Congressional District encompasses parts of Erie and Niagara counties. Read more here.

State redistricting commission approves new Congressional maps
A bipartisan state redistricting commission approved a new set of district lines for Congressional seats in New York that would make minor adjustments to help Democrats in some battleground races, but not aggressive changes that could create new legal challenges. The new maps would be more favorable to Hudson Valley incumbent Reps. Pat Ryan (Democrat) and Marc Molinaro (Republican) while also providing a 4-point shift in favor of Democrats in the Central NY seat currently held by Republican Rep. Brandon Williams. The new maps would still need to be approved by the State Legislature. Read more here.

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