UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Associated Press has declared Democrat Anthony Brindisi the winner in the special election for the 116th State Assembly seat. As of late Tuesday night, Brindisi had 57% of the votes as opposed to Greg Johnson's 43%. 75% of the precincts were reporting with some missing out of Utica, Whitestown and Paris. The margin between the candidates is about 1,800 votes. Only 800 absentee ballots need to be counted. Johnson did not concede Tuesday night. He said, "I have every intention in working with Oneida County and making that dream a reality." He believes we have the asset and all we need to do is utilize it. to make the Mohawk Valley a destination. The seat was vacated when longtime Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito was tapped to run the Office of General Services in the Governor Andrew Cuomo administration. Johnson ran against Destito in 2010.