Joe Dillon, the Republican candidate in the 37th Senate District, has conceded in his race against incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer.
The machine count was 36,619 for Latimer and 33,488 for Dillon. The numbers were available late Tuesday night.
The district runs from Katonah down through North Castle and White Plains, along the Sound Shore and across to northeast Yonkers.
Dillon, from Yonkers, put out a statement Thursday afternoon.
“I have spoken to George Latimer and wished him all the best going forward. My family joins me in expressing my deep gratitude for the support of all those who embraced our campaign. Our everlasting friendship and appreciation goes well beyond this election.”
“In three short months we rose from obscurity to come within four points of unseating a deeply entrenched incumbent, and we did it focusing strictly on the issues of most concern to our community. We held our campaign to the highest standard because that’s what voters deserve, and I am very proud about that.”
“I hope that George will consider the support echoed by the people for term limits, tax relief, ethics reform and an overhaul of school funding. While Mr. Latimer has won, the people have made it clear that they want change, and their voices deserve to be heard; no matter their station, and regardless of party.”
Photo: Joe Dillon