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Early in race, most of Cayuga County Legislature seats uncontested

A little over a week into the election petitioning process, incumbents on the Cayuga County Legislature are currently unchallenged in the race for re-election.

Of the Legislature’s 15 districts, seven are up for an election this year, and the incumbents that hold five of those seats are presently running without any challengers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month signed an elections reform package passed by the state Legislature in January that moves state and local primary elections up to June from September.

As a result, a shortened petitioning process began Feb. 26, and candidates must submit gathered petitions by April 4. The law also lowered the required number of petition signatures candidates need to submit.

On the Cayuga County Legislature, Districts 2,4,6,8 and 14 are all held by incumbents, and no candidates have yet been endorsed by any opposing local political party to run against them.

District 14 Legislator Mike Didio, R-Auburn, briefly had a challenger before they dropped out.

Districts 2 and 4 are represented by Andy Dennison, R-Ira, and Chris Petrus, R-Brutus, while Districts 6 and 8 are held by Aileen McNabb-Coleman, D-Auburn and Joe DeForest, D-Venice.

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