Congressional hopeful for the 23rd District has conceded to his opponent in the Democratic Primary.
Max Della Pia had a narrow 26-vote lead over Tracy Mitrano until the absentee ballots were calculated.
Della Pia conceded in a statement on Facebook.
Mitrano acknowledged Della Pia’s concession on Facebook, stating, in part:
“This late afternoon, Max Della Pia called me to concede the NY-23 Democratic Primary.
I thanked Max for stepping up to run and mobilizing a strong base of supporters.
Now is the time to heal this district. What we have in common is far greater than that which divides us. Let’s re-establish accountability and common sense in our politics. Let us join together, farmers and small business people, urban and rural, young and elderly, minority and majority populations, immigrants and native-born. Let’s work toward health care, education, labor, and immigration reform; robust infrastructure of roads, transportation, and internet; let’s build the foundation that will attract new investment and bring 21st century jobs to this district.”