Monica Martinez Beats Ramos in State Senate Democratic Primary


Former New York State Sen. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) is poised to make a political comeback after winning a Democratic primary in a newly redrawn state Senate district in which Hispanic residents make up the majority.

Martinez won 65% of the vote over state Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood), who won 34%, in the 4th State Senate District, according to unofficial early returns tallied by the Suffolk County Board of Elections. The race was one of two state Senate Democratic primaries Tuesday on Long Island.