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Former Queens Councilman Tony Avella Dethrones Longtime State Senator

Tony Avella ousted 38-year incumbent Frank Padavan to represent the 11th district, but he’s an exception in an election many hoped would shift the power dynamics in Albany.

Queens Democrat Tony Avella is on the road to Albany. He beat longtime State Senator Frank Padavan in Tuesday’s election, making him one of the few candidates to knock an incumbent from power in New York.