courtesy of John Salka's campaign.

Following a count of absentee and affidavit ballots, Republican John Salka has defeated 28-year incumbent Democrat Bill Magee in the 121st State Assembly District.

On election night Salka held a lead of 963 votes over Magee.

After absentee and affidavit ballots were counted this week in Madison and Otsego Counties, Salka maintained a 508 vote lead.

Salka's campaign says Oneida County has not completed its count yet, but they received less than 150 total absentee and affidavit ballots, so it is mathematically impossible for Magee to make up the difference.

The 121st District encompasses all of Madison County and portions of Otsego and Oneida Counties.

“I’m truly grateful to the voters of Madison, Otsego and Oneida counties for entrusting me to represent them in the State Assembly,” said Assemblyman-Elect Salka. “I will be a tenacious fighter for our region; working hard to push back against policies that hurt Upstate. We need to focus on cutting taxes, getting rid of needless bureaucracy and red tape, and creating an environment to grow good jobs.”