Community members host garden party for state senate candidate Amato


Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Maryanne Joyce. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

Pelhamites supporting Christian Amato for State Senate hosted a garden party for friends and supporters at the home of Liz Massie on July 20th. Amato spoke about his plans for the district, including addressing the intense and frequent flooding caused by the climate crisis and Pelham’s infrastructure needs to mitigate flood damage, supporting the arts and education, and the need to address our property tax burden, among other issues.

Amato is running in the August 23rd Democratic primary against Nathalia Fernandez and John Perez to be Pelham’s next State Senator. The incumbent, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, is running for U.S. Congress in our neighboring district – NY 17 (Rockland/Westchester).

In the congressional race, Pelham’s current U.S. Representative, incumbent Congressmember Jamaal Bowman, is facing a primary challenge from Vedat Gashi, Mark Jaffe, and Catherine Parker.

Both Congressional District 16 and State Senate District 34 were slightly reconfigured this year in the once-every-10-years post-census redistricting process. For those curious about what the final district maps look like for Congress and State Senate, you can find them here:

The Democratic primary is on August 23rd. Early voting starts on August 13th. Find voting information and early voting locations here: .

There is no Republican or Conservative primary for Pelham’s state Senate District 34, or for Congressional District 16.

The general election date is November 8, 2022.