Candidates discuss water, county hierarchy during Cayuga County Legislature 8th District forum

Two candidates vying for a spot in the Cayuga County Legislature returned to the stage where they debated for the same position four years ago.

Joseph DeForest, a Democrat, defeated Conservative opponent Hans Pecher in 2015 to represent the 8th District at the county level. This year, Pecher is again challenging the now-incumbent legislator to represent the towns of Venice, Genoa and Locke.

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