Posted: November 9, 2016 in Elections

Putnam and Northern Westchester’s Newest Assemblyman


Somers, NY/ November 9, 2016 – Tuesday night, at the Villa Barone in Mahopac, Assembly Candidate Kevin Byrne (94AD) gathered with family, friends and supporters to watch the election returns.  Victory was declared at approximately 10:15 pm after the majority of polling stations had reported in.

After the state election two years ago, Putnam County had no county resident seated in the New York State Legislature for the first time in over 100 years. With the election of Kevin Byrne, Putnam County will once again have one of its own serving in Albany. Byrne said he is extremely excited to represent the entire district, including the two towns in Westchester County (Yorktown and Somers), but acknowledged that he is proud to now be seen as part of Putnam County’s voice in Albany.

Byrne thanked his wife, Briana, as well as the many family, friends, and supporters in attendance.  “As a first time candidate, I must say this has been an amazing experience! I am forever grateful to all the people in attendance who helped me throughout the many phases of this campaign. It has been an honor to run with some outstanding candidates who I will soon be able to call my colleagues in public service.  I look forward to working with them and advocating for changes that will make our communities stronger, and life in New York State more affordable for those living in the 94th Assembly District.”

Kevin Byrne with family after declaring victory Tuesday night.

Below are the final results, according to the New York State Board of Elections:

District Wide (Towns of Patterson, Southeast, Carmel, Putnam Valley, Yorktown and Somers)

Byrne  34,038 (62%)

Higbie  20,869 (39%)

Putnam (Patterson, Southeast, Carmel and Putnam Valley)

Byrne  19,506 (66%)

Higbie  10,039  (34%)

Westchester (Yorktown and Somers)

Byrne 14,532 (57%)

Higbie 10,830 (43%)

After the results were finalized, Byrne traveled with his family to visit Senator Murphy’s victory celebration at Murphy’s Restaurant in Yorktown.  As a special surprise, Byrne (who is also a founding member of the F.O.P. Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band) bagpiped his way into the restaurant to congratulate the senator.  The performance was broadcast live on the internet and can be viewed on Byrne’s Facebook Page.

About Kevin Byrne: A first-time candidate for public office, Kevin Byrne (Rep, Con, Ind, Ref) – Candidate for New York State Assembly- has a lifetime of experience from a diverse background including having served as a member of the Putnam Valley Town Planning Board; deputy district director to former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth; a regional director for the American Heart Association; president of his local volunteer fire department; and an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. Kevin, a local graduate of Carmel High School, also graduated from the University of Scranton and received a MPA from Marist College. He and his wife, Briana, live in Mahopac with their rescued coonhound, Tracker. To learn more about Kevin visit his website at