Minita Sanghvi challenges Tedisco’s State Senate reign as Finance Commissioner.

January 11, 2024
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Minita Sanghvi, the Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner, has announced her candidacy for the 44th State Senate District in New York’s Capital Region. Sanghvi, a Democrat, plans to challenge the seat currently held by Republican Jim Tedisco. The 44th Senate District includes Saratoga County, Niskayuna, and the city of Schenectady.

Sanghvi, who was born in India and immigrated to the United States in 2001, has a background in accounting and business education. She has taught at Skidmore College for nearly 10 years and was first elected as the Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner in 2021. She was re-elected to the position last November and began her second two-year term in January.

If elected, Sanghvi will be the first openly gay and first woman of color to represent New York’s 44th State Senate District. She has listed securing infrastructure dollars, bringing green and high-tech jobs to communities, revitalizing downtown areas, and establishing an innovation corridor between Schenectady and Saratoga as priorities.

The State Senate Elections are set to take place in November 2024, and it is currently unclear how and when Sanghvi’s seat as the Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner will be affected. There are approximately 226,000 active registered voters in the 44th State Senate District, with a balance of registered Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated voters.

Sanghvi has expressed her belief in protecting the rights and freedoms of all residents, regardless of political affiliation. She aims to defend LGBTQ rights, ensure equal opportunities for all, and protect women’s access to healthcare.

Overall, Minita Sanghvi’s candidacy for the 44th State Senate District in New York promises to bring diversity and progressive values to the region if elected.

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