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David Mckeon running to replace Ian Phillips as Cayuga County Democratic chair

David McKeon announced that he is running to lead the local Cayuga County Democratic Committee, 70 years after his father, William, was elected chair.

He is looking to fill the seat being vacated by Ian Phillips who has been chair since 2015. He announced his resignation June 15.

David’s father, William, was chair of the Cayuga County Democratic Party from 1953 until 1974 and also chaired the NYS Democratic Committee from 1962 until 1965.

David’s brother, Brian, has been an aide and an advisor to President Joe Biden. He is currently deputy secretary of state for management and resources.

His brother, Michael, is a retired Auburn City Court Judge.

David’s experience boasts 36 years as a commercial banker with various big banks and he holds a political science degree from Boston College.

While not a member if the county Democratic committee, he supports local campaigns and participates in the community volunteering.

If elected, McKeon told The Citizen his top priority would be electing more democrats in local races. He mention Throop Supervisor, Eric Ridley, voicing concern for needing more help.

McKeon was present for the 1964 Democratic National Convention and the 1968 convention in Chicago.

David McKeon ultimately hopes to follow in his fathers footsteps.