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 […]

In primary, Peter Harckham takes aim at Trump, Sen. Terrence Murphy

To read the full article, and watch video of my interview with the reporter, click here. District 40 is one of the few battleground districts in the state that could determine which party controls the Senate. Every legislator is up for election in November and a gain of even one seat for Democrats can topple […]

Interview with Jim Martorano

To read the full interview with Jim Martorano, click here. Q: You came into this race a little late, while fellow Democrat, Robert Kesten, was already months into his campaign. Can you enlighten us as to why you are running? Jumping into this race was not a foreign concept to me. The party had asked […]

Examiner: Harckham Gears Up Campaign During the Heat of Summer

Summer is roughly at its midpoint and Peter Harckham is comfortable with his standing in the 40th state Senate District race. That doesn’t mean he’s resting on his laurels. To the contrary, the former Westchester County legislator has been out and about in the district meeting with what he hopes are his future constituents, including visiting […]

Harckham Endorsed by NYS Assembly Members & County Legislators

Two key members of the NY State Assembly and four members of Westchester County’s Board of Legislators have endorsed Pete Harckham’s campaign for NY State Senator in District 40, stressing that Harckham’s experience and record of legislative accomplishment make him the most qualified candidate for the seat. The endorsing Assembly members are Thomas Abinanti (AD […]