Pete Harckham Calls for NY State Health Care Reform on WNYC

Murphy Ducks Debate Despite Issuing Previous Health Care Challenge; Has Access to Quality NYS Health Coverage, Why Can’t His Constituents? Speaking on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show this morning, Pete Harckham, Democratic candidate for NY State Senate District 40 called for “real health care reform in New York State”. His opponent, incumbent Republican State Senator Terrence Murphy, […]

WNYC: 30 Issues: New York Health Act

30 Issues in 30 Days continues: Since 1992, a bill that would give New Yorkers universal health care passed the state Assembly five times, including the last four years in a row, but it has always died in the Republican-controlled State Senate. Could that be about to change? Listen to Pete Harckham on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer […]

Senator Murphy Abuses Taxpayer Dollars To Fund Political Mailer

Harckham Demands Campaign Reimburse Taxpayers Following the delivery of a political flyer to select postal addresses within NY State Senate District 40 by Senator Terrence Murphy, Democratic candidate Pete Harckham is demanding that Murphy reimburse taxpayers for the expense. The flyers (pictured above) which were not sent to every constituent, were clearly targeted to a […]

Poughkeepsie Journal: Harckham takes Democratic line in 40th Senate race

Peter Harckham will be facing off against incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy in November. With 243 of 249 districts reporting, Harckham had 11,116 votes to Kesten’s 9,579 in the Democratic primary for the 40th Senate District. See New York primary results for statewide, Dutchess and Ulster elections Harckham is a former Westchester County legislator who resigned in 2015 to take […]

Thank you! My statement on our primary victory

There is something special about winning an election where turnout goes through the roof like it did in this primary. We won a resounding victory thanks to you, the voters, in a year when four times as many Democrats cast ballots in this district as they did in the primary four years ago. There was […]

Tapinto: 40th Senate District: Harckham Apparent Winner in Democratic Primary

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November’s general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday’s Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 votes were cast in the 40th State Senate District primary, with Harckham, a former Westchester County […]

LoHud: New York primary results: Pete Harckham beats Robert Kesten

Video:’s Mark Lungariello interviews Pete Harckham Former Westchester County Legislator Pete Harckham won a Democratic Party primary Thursday in a battleground New York state Senate District. Harckham, a Lewisboro resident and former staffer of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, beat fellow Lewisboro resident Robert Kesten. “To all voters who are tired of the corruption and partisan gridlock, […]

George Latimer Endorses Pete Harckham for Senate

Westchester County Executive George Latimer Endorses Pete Harckham for NY State Senate Latimer Says NYS SD 40 Candidate’s Experience as a Legislator & Caucus Leader Positions Him Best to Help Unify Senate Democratic Majority Conference Westchester County Executive George Latimer has endorsed Pete Harckham for NY State Senate in the Democratic primary for District 40 […]

Record-Review: Harckham Touts Experience ‘as a distinct advantage’

With the Democratic primary for State Senator in the 40th district coming up on Thursday, Sept. 13th, the Record-Review is profiling each of the two candidates. This week the focus is on Pete Harckham.   The winner of the Democratic primary will face incumbent Republican Terrance Murphy in the November general election. Pete Harckham is […]