Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) cruised to victory Tuesday night in her rematch for the 30th Assembly District against Maspeth businessman Tony Nunziato.
The unofficial count had Markey with 18,392 votes, or 68.25 percent, to 8,555 for Nunziato.
This will be Markey’s eighth term. She cited her experience and seniority in the chamber among the reasons she should be re-elected during the campaign.
“It’s a great honor to receive such overwhelming support and vote of confidence from the voters of the 30th Assembly District,” Markey said in a statement issued by her campaign. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve my community and look forward to working with the governor and my colleagues in the new legislative session.”
In the election, Democrats, as expected, held control of the Assembly majority. Come January they also are expected to be working with a new Democratic-controlled state Senate, pending certification of the results in a handful of Senate races.
Nunziato, a Maspeth businessman, had touted both his small business experience and his record of community service — ranging from Community Board 5 and Maspeth Town Hall to his efforts to create the Maspeth Bypass for truck traffic and Grand Avenue Park on the site of the old Elmhurst gas tanks — as reasons to elect him.