Padavan Admits Defeat
November 8th, 2010

Sen. Frank Padavan has acknowledged that Tony Avella is the winner of the contest for the 11th senate district and issued a statement thanking his constituents. Padavan would not concede last week despite Avella’s significant lead because of concerns over voting problems. Other senate races are still up in the air and it remains unclear when legal wrangling will decide the winners and which party controls the state senate. Here is Padavan’s farewell:


It has been a deep honor to serve my Country and City and a privilege to serve as a New York State Senator for nearly four decades. Over that time, we faced times of unimaginable adversity and moments of great triumph. We have overcome odds never thought possible and we stand stronger for taking on each and every challenge. I am proud of the countless good works our community has undertaken together and moreover I am proud to have been a part of them.

Earlier today, I officially ended my pursuit for another term in the State Senate. The voters of the 11th Senate District have spoken and now our community heads in a new direction. While the decision comes with a heavy heart, I welcome new and exciting opportunities to continue my life-long service to the Northeast Queens community.

Of all the accomplishments that we have achieved as a community, I most proud of the partnerships forged with generation after generation of residents, families and groups located in the 11th Senate District. I look forward to continuing to build upon those partnerships in the coming years. In closing, I leave with a wholehearted thank you for the support the voters of the 11th Senate District placed in me year after year as their Senator.

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