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ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Cayuga County

With five contested legislature races, two available seats on Auburn City Council, and a number of other Town Council races taking place in Cayuga County โ€” voters will have a lot to decide on in less a little over a week.

Candidates are in their final preparations, talking with voters, and getting to know their possible-constituents.

What issues are the candidates and voters talking about?

– The heroin, fentanyl epidemic in CNY
– Improving quality of life
– Addressing aging infrastructure
– Ensuring public safety is a priority
– Addressing water quality in Owasco, Skaneateles lakes
– Ensuring drinking water supplies are kept safe

By far the most-buzzed about issues in Cayuga County right now are the environmental concerns around harmful algae blooms. Each of the last two summers have resulted in temporary positive tests for toxins in water supplies, which prompted additional funding and effort at the regional level to ensure that local bodies of water are kept safe.

Scroll down to see every contested race, and who’s running in Cayuga County.

Election Preview from the Debrief Podcast

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Cayuga County Election Coverage

In Cayuga County Legislature District 4 race, Kyle touts business background as an asset
Petrus driven by desire to help people in Cayuga County Legislature District 4
Incumbent supervisor, county legislator on ballot for top Moravia town government seat
2017 Cayuga County-area election guide: Bios, voter messages submitted by candidates (The Citizen)
Video: Cayuga County Legislature District 13 candidates forum (The Citizen)
Lattimore seeks third and final term for Cayuga County Legislature District 13 (The Citizen)
Deputy supervisor Dygert, board member Richardson vie for Elbridge town supervisor (The Citizen)
Former department head, Daly seeks Cayuga County Legislature District 11 seat (The Citizen)
Lesch could bring CPA perspective to Cayuga County Legislature District 11 (The Citizen)
Incumbent Searing, board member Oltz battle for Fleming supervisor seat (The Citizen)
Cayuga County Legislature District 9 hopeful Ripley looks to share services, fix roads (The Citizen)
Gorr focused on water, roads, public safety in run for Cayuga County Legislature District 9 (The Citizen)
Town of Genoa supervisor candidates both bring experience to race (The Citizen)
Cayuga County Legislature District 13 candidate Nodzo targets drug epidemic, water quality (The Citizen)

Check out the FingerLakes1.com Election Night Coverage, which will air live at 8 pm on Election Day:

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