60th State Senate District

Over the last two decades, eight different politicians have held the seat in New York's 60th Senate district. As Geoff Kelly points out, Republicans and Democrats have struggled to stay in the seat, though some have used the post to jump to other offices. Byron Brown was the senator before turning his sights on Buffalo's City Hall. Now, Chris Jacobs is leaving the senate as he seeks a spot in Washington as the congressman for New York's 27th District. Kelly speculates on who will next serve a district where a moderate approach to politics seems necessary.


If local Democrats turn out in large numbers and vote the party line Tuesday it could spell trouble for state Senator Chris Jacobs. The Buffalo Republican is seeking re-election in the 60th district where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by a nearly two-to-one margin.