A year ago, John Katko of Camillus was a federal prosecutor, putting criminals behind bars. Today he is congressman-elect for central New York’s 24th Congressional District.
The Republican's first foray into politics has led to a stunning victory over two-term Rep. Dan Maffei, a Democrat.
“Anybody want to know why I’m wearing a purple tie?" Katko asked, opening his victory speech. "It’s a combination of red and blue because we all got to get together."
He vowed to keep the promise he made on the campaign trail to work with Democrats in Washington.