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

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney.

While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race continued — with many of her supporters continuing to vocalize support of her.

Three seats on Canandaigua City Council, as well as five supervisor seats, which will be contested in the general election on November 7th.

Canandaigua will elect a City Supervisor for Wards 2 and 3. In Geneva, supervisors will be elected for Wards 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6. One of those seats is held by Lou Guard, who serves wards 3 and 4. He succeeded longtime Geneva City Supervisor Charlie Evangelista — who vacated his post over the summer to become Ontario County’s Democratic Election Commissioner.

In addition to these races, a number of other important races are shaping up, which will greatly impact the makeup of multiple Town Councils.

What issues are the candidates and voters talking about?

– The role of landfilling in Ontario County
– Economic development along lakes in Ontario
– Industrial growth to function alongside tourism
– Policing and treatment of minorities
– Stabilizing the tax base in sensitive, local economies
– Ensuring the health of local lakes against HAB’s

Election Preview from the Debrief Podcast

Interviews with Candidates and Talking Issues




Ontario County Election Coverage

Ritts receives endorsement from Ontario County Republican Committee
How responsive are our elected leaders? (Daily Messenger)
Candidate essay: Vote for longtime public servant for Canandaigua City Council (Daily Messenger)
Candidate essay: Vote for an experienced, dedicated highway superintendent (Daily Messenger)
Vedora gets union backing (FL Times)
Unions back Guard for supervisor (FL Times)
League of Women Voters sponsors Geneva candidates forum (FL Times)

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