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Donna Cathy files petitions for Seneca Co. Judge primary

Last week Donna Cathy filed petitions in this year’s race for Seneca County Judge to secure her ballot positions for the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. “As I met hundreds of Seneca County residents collecting signatures over the past six weeks, it was clear that they want a judge who is impartial, is experienced and has common sense,” said... more

Katko for Congress has $1.6M for re-election campaign against Dana Balter

With less than four months to go until Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko has a significant financial advantage over Democratic challenger Dana Balter in the 24th Congressional District race. Katko, R-Camillus, raised $514,977 in the second quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records. His campaign spent $153,859 from April 1 through June 30. At the end of the fundraising... more

Judge Kenyon secures signatures to be placed on ballot this fall

Judge Edward C. “Russ” Kenyon has filed petitions at the Ontario County Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot in this fall’s election for Ontario County Judge. A lifelong Republican and 40-year resident of Ontario County, Kenyon filed petitions to run on the Republican and Reform Party ballot lines. “The people of Ontario County deserve a choice in... more

Mitrano believes she can win in 23rd District

Tracy Mitrano, the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is optimistic that recent enthusiasm among Democratic voter bases across the country — in particular what she’s seen in the 23rd — will help her against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November’s general election. “Among Democrats … there is a real recognition that... more

Schenck receives support of Cayuga Deputy’s Association

The Cayuga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Associated voted this week to endorse Brian Schenck for Cayuga County Sheriff. As an officer with more than 20 years experience, the association says Schenck has demonstrated what an officer should be and has earned the respect of his colleagues. “Having worked by side-by-side with Brian we are confident he will be an excellent... more

Big gap in 23rd District campaign coffers

Rep. Tom Reed has over $1 million more than his newly minted challenger, Democrat Tracy Mitrano, in campaign cash. Mitrano this week was declared the winner to face Republican incumbent Reed in November following a five-way Democratic primary. With fewer than 30 votes separating Mitrano and candidate Max Della Pia after the June 26 primary, Della Pia conceded the race... more

Rep. John Katko touts bipartisan record in first TV ad of 2018 race

U.S. Rep. John Katko launched his first television commercial of the 2018 campaign Thursday with a focus on his bipartisan record in Congress. The ad, titled “Making a Difference,” will air on central New York broadcast and cable stations. The cost of the commercial wasn’t disclosed by Katko’s campaign, but a spokesperson said it was a “significant” ad buy. The... more

In close vote, Shores re-elected Waterloo school board president

Mike Shores was re-elected president of the Waterloo Central School District Board of Education Monday night. Nicohl Swartley retained her vice presidency. Both were chosen to new terms by 5-4 votes — a sign, perhaps, that the school board remains divided. At the board’s annual reorganizational meeting, Shores was re-elected over fellow board member Coreen Lowry. Colby O’Brien nominated Shores... more

Mitrano will challenge Reed in November after Della Pia concedes

Max Della Pia conceded the Democratic Primary Election in New York’s 23rd District today after partial absentee results gave Tracy Mitrano the lead. She will now challenge Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) in November’s general election. “Although the final results of the primary election will not be certified until Thursday, I believe it is important to begin the work of uniting... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Rep. Reed talks future of 23rd District, Congressional race, and incinerator (podcast)

This fall Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) will have a challenger on the Democratic side. While Rep. Reed is viewed as the front-runner, with a voter enrollment advantage – Democrats cannot stop talking about the ‘blue wave’ coming this fall. Reed discussed this ‘wave’ of momentum for Democrats, and the future of his race – along with some important local issues... more

Balter vs. Katko: GOP congressman, Democratic challenger prep for election showdown

U.S. Rep. John Katko wants to run on his record. Democratic challenger Dana Balter is just as eager to talk about what she perceives as the Republican congressman’s shortcomings. After the Democratic primary Tuesday in the 24th Congressional District, the general election race is set. Balter, D-Syracuse, will challenge Katko, R-Camillus, in a contest to decide who will represent central... more

PRIMARY RESULTS: Della Pia, Mitrano separated by 26 votes before absentee ballots counted

While there were multiple contested, primary races on Tuesday worth watching – only one of them will last into absentee counting. Joe Morelle and Dana Balter captured the most votes in the 25th and 24th districts respectively. Democrats selected Morelle, the New York State Assembly Majority Leader to vie to succeed Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Democrat who passed away earlier... more

Democratic primary for Congress: Balter, Perez Williams make final pitch to voters

In the city’s Eastwood neighborhood, a teacher told Dana Balter she would have her vote. On the South Side, Juanita Perez Williams exchanged pleasantries and a hug with an elderly woman who kept her campaign mailers on a nearby table underneath her Bible. It was Sunday in Syracuse. The neighborhoods were mostly quiet. But Balter and Perez Williams, who are... more

Voters hear from judge, sheriff candidates in Ontario County

About 30 people came to The Phelps Hotel Monday night to learn about the candidates for Ontario County judge and sheriff. Organizer Al Cauwels led off the event, hosted by the Phelps Community Historical Society, by urging people to sign a petition for a candidate in each race, as each candidate needs a minimum of 1,000 signatures to get on... more

Reed, Katko have big fundraising advantages

Whoever wins the Democratic primary in the 23rd congressional district will have plenty of catching up to do when it comes to fundraising. With the Democratic primary set for Tuesday, incumbent Republican Tom Reed of Corning raised more money ($250,000) in the period between April 1 and June 6 than the five Democratic challengers combined. Reed also has more than... more

Village of Moravia voters re-elect two village trustees

The village of Moravia held an uncontested election Tuesday which led to the re-election of two incumbent village trustees. Nancy McGuerty, a village trustee since 2004, and Anthony Peppe, a trustee since 2007, both ran on a Republican ticket for the two open trustee seats on the ballot. No other governmental positions were on the ballot. Among the ballots cast... more

Democratic candidates tell audience at Lyons forum: Wayne County will be a priority

If the forum Tuesday at Ohmann Theater is any indication, the two Democrats running in the 24th Congressional District race won’t overlook Wayne County in the primary or general elections. Dana Balter and Juanita Perez Williams answered questions from the crowd of more than 100 people for more than an hour. The forum, which was sponsored by Wayne Action for... more

Perez Williams wins major union’s support in race for Congress

A top labor union is taking sides in the 24th Congressional District Democratic primary. Democratic congressional candidate Juanita Perez Williams announced Monday that she has been endorsed by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The union represents more than 60,000 members in retail, service and other industries. Perez Williams’ campaign noted that the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union... more
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