NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Democrat Mondaire Jones has won New York’s 17th Congressional District seat that was held by longtime Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

Jones has 54% of the vote, compared to 40% for Republican Maureen McArdle Schulman.

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Lowey held the seat for the last seven years. Before that, Eliot Engel for a decade.

But Jones is part of a new progressive movement in Westchester County.

He challenged Lowey, who opted to retire, and was able to defeat Schulman, a retired New York City firefighter.

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Jones says he’ll tap into Lowey’s experience as he prepares for his next chapter.

“There is disagreement at times on policy issues. One thing that I’m really encouraged by is the fact that Congresswoman Lowey and I want to get to the same place on any number of policies. We may differ as to some of the details,” he said. “But I’m really, really grateful to be charting my own path forward.”

He campaigned on progressive issues, like police reform, the Green New Deal and Medicare for all.

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