Dana Balter is thrilled to be the designated Democratic candidate in the 24th Congressional District race. But she is more excited by the energy shown by those who are supporting her campaign.
Balter, D-Syracuse, clinched the designation when the Onondaga County Democratic Committee endorsed her to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko Saturday. She already had the support of the Cayuga, Oswego and Wayne Democrats. The three county committees backed her in early February.
“I think it says a lot about what people in the district are thinking and what they’re ready to do,” Balter said in a phone interview Monday.
There was high turnout for the Onondaga County Democratic Committee’s vote. Balter noted that the committee, the largest in the four-county district, has dozens of new members.