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John Avlon wins the Democratic Primary in New York’s 1st Congressional District

John Avlon on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Photo by Randee Daddona

John Avlon of Sag Harbor, an author, former CNN and presidential historian, is the landslide winner of the June 25 Democratic primary election for New York’s 1st Congressional District.

Avlon defeated Nancy Goroff by a greater than 2-to-1 margin on Tuesday, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections’ unofficial count.

With all 561 districts reporting, the Board of Elections had Avlon leading with 19,026 votes, or 70.11 percent, to Goroff’s 8,053 votes, or 29.68 percent. 

Avlon will face U.S. Representative Nick LaLota, a Republican who is seeking a second term in the House of Representatives, in the November 5 election.

Statement from our Chairwoman:

“John’s overwhelming victory, winning 70% of the vote, makes it crystal clear that his message of common sense for the common good resonated with Democrats in East Hampton and throughout New York’s first congressional district. The East Hampton Democratic Committee is proud to have been one of the first to endorse John’s candidacy and we could not be more grateful for the hard work and enthusiasm of our broad team of committee members and volunteers. We are confident that the expansive coalition that John built in this primary will quickly grow in the coming months to include Independents and Anti-MAGA Republicans who will join together to defeat Nick Lalota and play an instrumental role in flipping the House in November.” Anna Skrenta