Republican Brandon Williams filed petitions on Monday to secure his place on the primary ballot for New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Williams filed petitions on Monday, April 4 to qualify for the June 28 Republican primary, according to The Citizen. Political outsider Williams is challenging Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler for the GOP nomination for New York’s 22nd Congressional District. The district includes all of Tompkins County and portions of Cayuga, Schuyler, and Seneca counties, among others.
Sigler is a well-known Republican from Lansing who chairs the Tompkins County Republican Committee. He has received endorsements from GOP committees in Cayuga, Seneca, Tompkins, and Onondaga counties as well as from Tim Ko, a former candidate for NY-22 who dropped out of the race in mid-March.
Williams is a former U.S. Navy strategic missile officer who moved to Cayuga County to start a farm. He lives in Sennett. The state Conservative Party endorsed Williams in March.
The winner of the June 28 primary will face off against the Democratic nominee. There are currently six Democrats seeking the party’s nomination.
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