Incumbent , D-Glen Cove, has won the race for the , a seat he's held since 2004.
Republican challenger Robert Germino has officially conceded this morning.
"I called Mr. Lavine and congratulated him on his win," Germino said at around 11:45 a.m.
Lavine captured 56.09 percent of the vote, with all 124 precincts reporting, while Germino came in not far behind with 43.89 percent.
Germino said that the race was an overall positive experience: "I know I did better than I expected," he said. "Especially compared to how Republicans have done in the past."
Lavine has recently received some heavy local criticism for his support of the MTA tax, but that did not prevent him from being re-elected.
"It's a difficult environment to be an incumbent but I'm very grateful to all the people who came out to vote, especially those who supported me," Lavine said.
Before his 2004 election to the 13th A.D, Lavine was appointed as a member of the Glen Cove Planning Board in 2003 by Tom Suozzi. In 2004, he was elected to the City Council. He previously practiced law, specializing in defense and criminal litigation.
War veteran Germino was deployed in Iraq for more than a year in 2007. In 2009, at the suggestion of Tom Suozzi, Germino joined Warriors to Work, a program aimed to help returning veterans find jobs. Through the program, Germino became the Special Assistant to the Chief Deputy County Executive. Candidate Votes Percent Charles Lavine 20,734 56.09 Robert Germino 16,225 43.89
Stay tuned for updates and official numbers.