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Sen. Tkaczyk being sworn in on Jan. 24, 2013. Photo: www.nysenate.gov
Sen. Tkaczyk being sworn in on Jan. 24, 2013. Photo: www.nysenate.gov

Newest NY Senator says she'll fight for campaign finance reform

New York's newest Senator, Cecilia Tkaczyk, has been on the job for just over a week now, after a two and half month long court battle over absentee ballots resulted in a narrrow 18-vote win for her.

Tkaczyk, a sheep farmer, school board member and former legislative housing analyst, is a Democrat who won the newly drawn Senate seat in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys that was designed for a Republican. Karen DeWitt spoke to Senator Tkaczyk during one of her first days on the job.  Go to full article

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