It's official: Judge declares Martins victor over Johnson

Mineola Mayor Jack Martins won his hotly-contested race

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Mineola Mayor Jack Martins won his hotly-contested race against State Sen. Craig Johnson, clinching Republican control of the Senate. (Dec. 4, 2010) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Republicans were all but assured they will regain control of the state Senate for the next two years after a Nassau County judge Saturday certified the election of Republican Jack Martins over incumbent Democrat Craig Johnson in the Seventh Senate District.

The final tally by the Nassau County Board of Elections on Friday night was 42,942 votes for Martins and 42,491 for Johnson, a margin...

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