Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York secured a second term representing the state’s 18th district in the House of Representatives Tuesday night, fending off a strong challenger in a close contest.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Maloney led Republican Nan Hayworth by a 49 percent to 48 percent margin.
First elected in 2012, Maloney holds the distinction of being New York’s first openly gay congressman.
He currently serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, groups important in creating jobs in the Hudson Valley.
As a former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, Maloney worked as part of a team that balanced the budget and paid down the debt, all while creating over 800,000 jobs in New York.