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Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors.

Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds.

Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking a second candidate in that town.

Incumbent Democrat Steve Churchill is not seeking re-election.

The committee received requests for cross-endorsement from three Republican candidates: attorney and former Fayette Town Justice Joe Sapio for district attorney; Tyre Town Supervisor Ron McGreevy; and Fayette Highway Superintendent Bill Trout.

Party bylaws require requests for Democratic endorsement from candidates enrolled in other parties to be considered by the 15-member executive committee. That committee consists of chairman Ted Young; vice chairpersons Susan Sauvageau and Ron Serven; secretary Ruth Same; Treasurer Lisa Hochadel; and the chairpeople of the Democratic committees in the 10 towns.

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