Category: Elections

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor in New York

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor in New York

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor. The announcement came Thursday after the Long Island representative said he’d be willing to fight relentlessly for New Yorkers. “I’ll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state ... MORE
Several primaries on tap in Cayuga County for legislature and town seats

Several primaries on tap in Cayuga County for legislature and town seats

Here come the primaries. There will be a number of primaries this election season in Cayuga County. Like most others in the region- 2021 promises to be a busy one for local elections. Altogether, Cayuga County will see two contested races in ... MORE
Canandaigua Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term

Canandaigua Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term

Canandaigua Town Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term. That decision came on Monday, in an emailed statement to the FingerLakes1.com newsroom. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve the residents of Canandaigua for the last two years ... MORE
Palumbo, Unrath both vie for mayoral seat in Canandaigua

Palumbo, Unrath both vie for mayoral seat in Canandaigua

Two people are running for mayor in Canandaigua- and the winner will be the first to serve a four-year term. Mayor Bob Palumbo, a Republican, is running for re-election. He defeated longtime Democratic Mayor Ellen Polimeni two years ago. Now, Dan Unrath, ... MORE
John Katko, a conservative change of heart

John Katko, a conservative change of heart

Once upon a time, Congressman John Katko considered Donald Trump as a divisive but necessary fixture in American politics, but that belief recently changed, causing him to cut ties with the disgraced leader in only a matter of a few months — ... MORE
Rep. Tom Reed will not seek re-election or run for governor, apologizes for past behavior

Rep. Tom Reed will not seek re-election or run for governor, apologizes for past behavior

Congressman Tom Reed will not seek office in 2022. He apologized for actions that led to accusations of sexual misconduct last week in a story published by the Washington Post. Rep. Reed’s district includes part of Ontario and all of Seneca, Steuben, ... MORE
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Police reform plan approved, sent to Albany by Ontario County Board of Supervisors

Police reform plan approved, sent to Albany by Ontario County Board of Supervisors

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors endorsed the Sheriff’s Office’s police reform and reinvention plan. Those plans were due to the state by April 1, per an order last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It includes updates to policies on use of ... MORE
Three challengers, six candidates overall in Village of Victor contests March 16

Three challengers, six candidates overall in Village of Victor contests March 16

The Village of Victor could see record turnout this month with six candidates vying for three open seats. The contest pits three incumbents- including Mayor Gary Hadden, as well as Trustees Michelle Chalupa and Michael Crowley- against challengers Jen Arena for mayor, ... MORE
Reed says he’s getting closer to decision on run for governor in 2022

Reed says he’s getting closer to decision on run for governor in 2022

Congressman Tom Reed is getting closer to a decision on whether he’s running for governor of New York. He’s been an outspoken critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo since before allegations of sexual harassment surfaced for the current officeholder. That said, Reed says ... MORE
House passes major voting reform bill, but Senate Republicans will likely block it

House passes major voting reform bill, but Senate Republicans will likely block it

Democrats in the House passed a sweeping voting rights bill that will be moved to the U.S. Senate. It would be one of the biggest overhauls in the history of U.S. election law in the last several decades. Republicans overwhelmingly opposed it ... MORE
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Macedon sergeant endorsed by Democrats in Wayne County to succeed Sheriff Virts

Macedon sergeant endorsed by Democrats in Wayne County to succeed Sheriff Virts

Democrats in Wayne County have endorsed the candidate they would like to see succeed longtime Sheriff Barry Virts. Steve MacNeal received the party’s support. He’s a sergeant in the Macedon Police Department. “We are pleased to designate Steve MacNeal as our candidate ... MORE
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Auburn attorney Ben Susman, endorsed by Dems, will run for judge in Cayuga County

Auburn attorney Ben Susman, endorsed by Dems, will run for judge in Cayuga County

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann isn’t the only person running for Cayuga County Surrogate Judge. An Auburn-area attorney plans to also run for the seat, which comes open at the end of the year. The Auburn Citizen reports that Manford Benjamin ... MORE
Rep. Reed says he’s considering a run for governor against Cuomo in 2022

Rep. Reed says he’s considering a run for governor against Cuomo in 2022

Congressman Tom Reed says he is ‘definitely’ looking at a run for governor in 2022. He admitted what many had known in an interview with Fox News. Throughout his time in Congress he’s stated that he would only serve 12 years in ... MORE
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Breck Spaulding names Maloney as Undersheriff Running Mate

Breck Spaulding names Maloney as undersheriff running-mate

Schuyler County Sheriff Candidate Breck Spaulding announced the selection of Lieutenant Matthew Maloney as his choice for Undersheriff. “Sheriff Yessman’ s well deserved retirement brings with it the loss of over 36 years of experience and institutional knowledge.  To ensure a seamless ... MORE
Local Republican party votes against censure for Congressman Katko

Local Republican party votes against censure for Congressman Katko

The Cayuga County Republican Party has opted to not censure Congressman John Katko over his impeachment vote. Earlier this year there were extensive reports that the county’s Republican Party would vote to censure him. However, the group apparently voted convincingly against it ... MORE