The most recent draft proposed by Republicans of New York State Senate legislative districts has not placated Governor Andrew Cuomo- who warns he will veto the map in its current iteration- and divided other political lobbies.
In its current draft, the re-districting plan would extend District 37, currently represented by retiring State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D), to parts of New Rochelle and Yonkers. Those areas are currently represented by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins whose district boundaries would be affected as well.
Since Senator Oppenheimer announced her plans to step down for health reasons, several names have been mentioned as candidates for the seat including , Sam Terenzi of Port Chester, and declared current Assemblyman George Latimer.
Gov. Cuomo initially opposed any politician-driven plan for redistricting of the state senate, but have since softened in favor of a strategy to change the process through an amendment to the state constitution and accompanying laws to reduce the impact of party politics on the districting process.
Also a special master appointed by the federal court has released a proposal for US Senate districts with few changes to current boundaries. Current Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin recently announced his intent to challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this November for the seat.