Appellate court rules 94 absentee ballots will be counted in Assembly District 23 race that is down to single vote


Just over a month after Election Day, voters in the western end of the Rockaways, Howard Beach, and Ozone Park are still waiting to find out who will represent them in the Assembly next year.

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato currently leads her Republican challenger Thomas Sullivan by one vote after a manual recount concluded last week. Amato is seeking re-election to the District 23 seat in south Queens, which she has represented since 2017.