Several important races are taking place in Seneca County, which will have long-term impacts on life for those voters getting ready to cast a ballot.
The race for District Attorney has maintained it’s competitiveness — despite the incumbent, District Attorney Barry Porsch successfully fending off a primary bid by challenger Joe Sapio. Sapio stayed in the race after winning the Conservative and Independence lines. Both have exchanged barbs over the last several weeks, setting up for an Election Day battle on November 7th.
In Junius, outgoing Town Supervisor Greg Wadhams lost his primary bid to continue onward leading the rural northern town in Seneca County. He lost to Town Board member Ernie Brownell, a Republican, who will take on former Town Supervisor Ron Serven.
Four at-large seats on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will be elected in Seneca Falls and Waterloo. Both communities will have to choose two, each, to represent them for the next two years.
Seneca Falls will also elect two Town Councilors, which will play a major role in one very divisive issue, which has polarized the community for several years.
What issues are the candidates and voters talking about?
– The role of landfilling locally and regionally
– Economic development, unifying the county
– Supporting economic engines beyond tourism
– Health of local lakes — Cayuga and Seneca
– Stabilizing property taxes, while balancing services
– Addressing aging infrastructure; bringing water, sewer south
Check below for all of the contested races, and candidates on the ballot November 7th.
Election Preview from the Debrief Podcast
Interviews with Candidates and Talking Issues
Seneca County Election Coverage
– Porsch recounts ‘historic’ invitation, event for candidates in Seneca Falls
– Sapio asks for voters support on Conservative, Independence lines
– INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor candidates talk issues in Seneca Falls (podcast)
– INSIDE THE FLX: SF Town Council candidates talk issues in Seneca Falls (podcast)
– Still no agreement on South Seneca County sewer study
Check out the FingerLakes1.com Election Night Coverage, which will air live at 8 pm on Election Day: