Bronx Times November Election Primer: What to know about your state Senate races

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New York State Senate

Members of the state Senate are elected to two-year terms and make an annual salary of $110,000 plus per diem.

31st Senatorial District:
Incumbent: 
Robert Jackson (Democrat)
Challenger: Donald Skinner (Republican)

Robert Jackson has been winning elections while running on both the Democratic and Working Families ballot lines, which allows him to appeal to a wide net of the majority-Latino district that includes Washington Heights and Kingsbridge.

Jackson claimed the district seat in a 2018 landslide, succeeding Congress-bound Adriano Espaillat — whom he unsuccessfully challenged in 2014. But Jackson trounced an Espaillat-backed candidate in the August primaries.

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