Murray Holds 36-Vote Lead in State Assembly Race

Unofficial results give incumbent Dean Murray a slight edge over Democrat Edward Hennessey for the 3rd Assembly District seat.

Assemb. Dean Murray (R-Patchogue) is locked in a tight race with Democrat Edward Hennessey in the 3rd Assembly District. 

As of 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Suffolk County Board of Elections, with all districts reporting, has Murray leading by 36 votes (17,762-17,726). 

Those are unofficial results, however, and the race remains too close for Patch to call. 

Murray, a Patchogue resident, took office in 2010 after winning a special election. He won a full two year term later that year. 

Hennessey, a lawyer, served on the Brookhaven Town Board for 12 years. 

The 3rd Assembly District includes Blue Point, Farmingville, Gordon Heights, Holtsville, Medford and Patchogue. 


Votes Percent Murray 17,762 50 Hennessey 17,726 50

(72 of 72 districts reporting)

Tom Keegan November 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Dean and diehard supporters waited at the Brickhouse into the wee hours for confirmation of his reelecting. The squeaker reminds us every vote counts! Hopefully we will soon have confirmation that a good legislator is returning to Albany to look after his constituents in Patchogue and our environs.
Bill November 10, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Hopefully Dean won all we need is another lawyer ruining our State.


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