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Forum will feature Democratic hopefuls in NY23

Sunday, May 20 Yates County residents will have the opportunity to meet with the five candidates who are running to be the NY-23rd Congressional District’s Democratic Nominee for Congress.

The forum to meet the candidates is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Benton Fire Hall, 932 State Route 14A. The candidates will be available to meet at 1 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Yates County Democratic Committee.

“Some of these candidates have been working for over a year, listening to the people of the NY-23rd Congressional District, finding out about their concerns,” explained YCDC Co-Chair, Rich Stewart. “They have different backgrounds, different accomplishments, and different strengths, but the same desire to go to Washington to work with others to find common sense solutions to today’s problems.”

The candidates are: Linda Andrei (Tompkins County), Max Della Pia (Tioga County), Ian Golden (Tompkins County), Tracy Mitrano (Yates County) and Eddie Sundquist (Chautauqua County). All have collected enough signatures on nominating petitions to be on the ballot for the June 26 Federal Primary election.

Questions will be posed by the committee and will center on issues important to Yates County residents, including healthcare, environment, national security, the economy, gun violence, agriculture, and the opioid crisis.

“Even though only Democrats can vote in the primary, all are welcome to come… One of these candidates will face Rep. Reed in the Nov. 6 General Election,” said Valerie Brechko, Co-Chair of the Yates County Democratic Committee.

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