To the surprise of almost no one, state Sen. John Flanagan will have the opportunity serve the second Senate district for his sixth term after a win over Errol Toulon, who stopped his campaign after taking a job with Suffolk County.
Flanagan, R-East Northport, easily sailed into victory, with 69,073 votes at 10:30 p.m.to Toulon's 32,533, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, as more districts report in.
Toulon, who lost a bid in 2009 to John M. Kennedy Jr. to represent Suffolk County's 12 Lesiglative District, was appointed to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's administration, overseeing the creation of a Traffic Violations Bureau. Toulan's late departure out of the race made it impossible for another Democrat to be put on the ticket.
Flanagan, 51 was elected in 2002, is currently the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education.
The Senator also serves on the Committees on Codes; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; Finance; Higher Education; Insurance; Judiciary and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.
Flanagan, a father of three, resides in East Northport with his wife Lisa.