Fourth Democrat enters race to challenge Tom Reed in 23rd Congressional District

A fourth Democrat is seeking the party’s nomination to vie for the 23rd House seat occupied by incumbent Republican Tom Reed of Corning. Eddie Sundquist, a native of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, made his campaign for the 23rd House seat official on Thursday. While the election is not until November 2018, Democrats around the nation have begun lining up to run... more

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... more

Cato-Meridian school board candidate gets seat following vice president’s resignation

A Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education candidate who lost by five votes last month now has a seat at the table. Monica Waite was appointed by the board at a meeting Monday night following board vice president L. Lee Epprecht’s resignation. Epprecht closed a deal on a home in Red Creek and moved from the school district in... more

Canandaigua Democrats announce candidates

Many familiar faces will be seeking reelection to city offices, including Mayor Ellen Polimeni. But a few new faces are planning to run in the November general election. At a packed breakfast gathering at the Canandaigua American Legion Saturday, the Canandaigua Democratic Committee announced its slate of candidates for the 2017 election. Along with incumbents, the slate includes a few... more

Voting like its 1890? Taxpayers in Pal-Mac weary of decisions that led to ‘hand counted’ ballots

Did you know that the US originally stopped using this method in 1890? After learning this I began wondering why voters in the Pal-Mac school district, who recently voted on the 2018 school budget, School Board candidates and a proposition for a Macedon Library tax they were placed back in time with “hand counted,” paper ballots. In 2016, taxpayers were... more

Cayuga County used election software targeted by Russian hackers in 2016

A company that provided software to the Cayuga County Board of Elections was targeted by Russian hackers prior to the 2016 presidential election. VR Systems, an election management software supplier, has been named in documents linked to a case involving a National Security Agency contractor who allegedly leaked information to The Intercept, an online news outlet, about Russia’s meddling in... more

Bokelman pulls out of Wayne County district attorney race

Acting Wayne County District Attorney Chris Bokelman has pulled out of a special election to decide the county’s top prosecutor. In an email to the Times Tuesday, Bokelman said he sent the following announcement last Friday to his supporters. “I am writing to let you know that I am ending my campaign for the position of Wayne County District Attorney... more

Tompkins Legislator Kelles seeks re-election

Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles has announced she is running for re-election. Kelles has represented District 2, which includes Fall Creek and Cornell Heights, since December 2015. Kelles chairs the Health and Human Services committee, vice-chairs the Jail Study committee, vice-chairs the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion committee, and sits as a member of the Public Safety committee. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Steuben man to run for Tom Reed’s seat in 2018

A Democrat plans to run in 2018 for the New York 23rd Congressional District seat held by Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. Rick Gallant, 59, of Painted Post, Steuben County, announced his intentions this week. This is his first bid for public office. Gallant has taught in the Corning-Painted Post School District for 17 years, most recently as coordinator of the... more

Attorney will force unlikely primary in Wayne County DA race

An attorney with the Villani & Grow law firm wants to be Wayne County’s top prosecutor. Following his recent endorsement by the county Republican Committee, David Fulvio told the Times on Friday that he is running for district attorney. That sets up an expected primary showdown in September with another Republican, Acting District Attorney Chris Bokelman. “I am devoted to... more

Shipley will seek re-election in Waterloo

Robert Shipley has announced that he will seek re-election to the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. He will run for one of the two at-large positions from the Town of Waterloo in the upcoming election this November. “My work as a County Supervisor, on behalf of the people of Waterloo, has been among the most rewarding experiences in my life,”... more

Waterloo Republican will seek seat on Seneca County Board of Supervisors

Michael Enslow, a Waterloo resident, announced over the weekend that he will be running for a seat on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. Enslow will run for one of the two at-large positions from the Town of Waterloo in November’s election. Enslow resides at 2567 Edwards Rd. with his wife Emily and their four children – Violet, 10, Hazel,... more

Sapio to challenge Porsch for Seneca County DA’s job

A well-known area lawyer — and, until a couple of days ago, the town of Fayette justice — wants to become Seneca County’s next district attorney. Joe Sapio confirmed Friday afternoon he plans to challenge incumbent Barry Porsch this fall. Sapio, who has been practicing law for the last 15 years, had been town justice since 2012 but resigned from... more

Seneca Co. GOP meets Monday; endorsements possible

The Seneca County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Center, 35 Water St.. Party Chairman Lee Davidson of Lodi said the committee may consider endorsing candidates for elected positions at the county and town levels in the fall election. Davidson said that former county Personnel Director Frank Sinicropi of Seneca Falls and former Supervisor Edward... more

Porsch will run for DA in Seneca County again

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch of Seneca Falls announced Friday he will seek a third, four-year term this fall. “During my first year in office, I fulfilled all of my campaign promises in 2009,” Porsch said in a statement released Friday. He said those promises consisted of budget cuts; eliminating the district attorney’s vehicle and using his own car;... more

DA candidates land endorsements: Conservatives back Karle; City police unions endorse Ritts

Endorsements have begun in the race to be the next Ontario County district attorney — and county conservatives made a somewhat surprising choice Thursday. Honeoye-area native Kristina “Kitty” Karle said she has received the endorsement of the county’s Conservative Committee. She is one of two Republicans running for the seat held by R. Michael Tantillo, who is stepping down as... more

Nodzo to run for Cayuga County Legislature District 13 seat

Auburn native and former Auburn Enlarged City School District teacher Bob Nodzo will run for the Cayuga County Legislature’s District 13 seat this November, according to a release. He will seek endorsement from the Cayuga County Democratic Committee. “I was raised by parents who instilled in me both hard work and perseverance,” Nodzo said in a release. “I believe that... more

Candidates prepare for school board elections

Uncontested is the word for all but one school board race in Seneca County this spring. Monday was the deadline for candidates to submit the required petitions to be on the May 16 ballot. For the 12 seats up for election in four school districts, 12 petitions were filed for those seats. FL Times: Read More more
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