Congressman Tom Reed was re-elected to the House of Representatives Tuesday by voters in the 23rd Congressional District. Reed defeated Democrat challenger Tracy Mitrano 54% to 44%.
In a statement, Reed said, “We are humbled by the support we received from our hardworking neighbors across the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York,” said Tom. “I’m proud to have earned your trust and I look forward to continuing to work for our families.”
Mitrano also released a statement Tuesday night, “While I’m disappointed in the ultimate results, I am also exceedingly proud and grateful to have had the chance to run in this race,” Mitrano said. “I want to thank every single person who was a part of this movement, every single person who supported this effort over the past 16 months. We didn’t win this time, but it would be wrong to call our movement a failure. We brought an energy and a unity to this district that hasn’t been seen here for a long time. “Though we fell short in the final vote count, our work is not over. We must continue to strive to restore decency, compassion, and integrity to our politics. We must continue to call for affordable healthcare and education, for better infrastructure and environmental protections. It will mean more hard work, but I know that we can succeed. If there’s one thing I know about the people of NY-23, it’s that we never give up.”