State Sen. Marty Golden defeats Andrew Gounardes at the polls

Gounardes refuses to concede as Golden snags victory

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Voters gave State Sen. Marty Golden two more years in Albany on Tuesday with more than 57 percent of Southern Brooklyn voters pulling the letter for the GOP pol.

With 68 percent of voting districts reporting in, Golden received more than 26,000 votes. Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes received just over 19,000, according to

“I thought we’d get a good number,” said Golden as he soaked in his victory. “I’m happy that the good people of New York saw fit to send me back to the state senate.”

Gounardes, a lawyer and Eagle Scout, seemed a longshot to beat the popular legislator from the time he announced his candidacy in February. His campaign struggled for a focus in its early months, with Gounardes attacking the Republican’s record on everything from the gun control to the MTA budget.

Gounardes’s campaign gained a bit of steam when the 10-year incumbent suffered a pair of self-inflicted setbacks: in July Golden became an internet laughing stock when he advertised classes that would teach young women to “sit, stand, and walk like a model.”

Golden was also accused on flip-flopping on the NYPD’s surveillance of city mosques.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at (718) 260–4507 or e-mail him at Follow him on Twitter at
Updated 2:51 pm, November 9, 2012
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Michelle from Bay Ridge says:
Why wouldn't Gounardes concede. He lost by a lot.
Nov. 7, 2012, 6:20 pm
Bay Ridger from Bay Ridge says:
What happened to the comments from yesterday re: the article. Did Marty give a call to have them deleted because he didn't care for them? WTF?
Nov. 8, 2012, 1:19 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
How did the voters pull a letter?

You used to "pull a lever" to vote, but now we have scanners to take our paper ballots that you can just about read.
Nov. 8, 2012, 5:55 pm
dan from bay ridge says:
to bad we couldn't get rid of golden boy and let him go back to the manor. he gets money which is important, but his idea's are a joke (sit stand etc). he's all about business. hope the next time he or she can push him out with some fresh idea's.
Nov. 9, 2012, 3:35 pm
John from Bay Ridge says:
this state senator is a landlord and Business owner. he doesn't care about regular folks. all he cares about is his next investment. He is side by side with the cronies from Nassau. HEY MARTY THE FOOD AT THE Bay RIDGE MANOR IS AWFUL BY THE WAY . WHEN IS YOUR ESTABLISHMENT GONNA MAKE SOME FOOD FOR THE HOMELESS?
Nov. 17, 2012, 8:24 pm

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