Republicans Mike Sigler and Brandon Williams say they have enough petition signatures to appear on the June 28th primary ballot in the 22nd Congressional District race.
The Finger Lakes Times reports Sigler, currently a Tompkins County legislator and Williams, a Navy veteran, say they’ve submitted the necessary 1,250 signatures to appear on the June 28 ballot. Sigler, who’s been endorsed by seven of the eight county GOP committees in the district, said in a news release he’s gotten five times the necessary signatures.
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Will the boundaries of the 22nd change?
Making this year’s campaigns difficult is the fact that the recently-drawn Congressional District maps are being challenged in court. For now, the maps drawn by Democrats are being allowed to stand. This week, a judge stayed a lower court ruling that the maps drawn by Democrats were unconstitutional and drawn to favor Democrats. Democrats drew the maps after a bi-partisan commission was unable to reach agreement on equitable district boundaries.
Related: Ruling against new Congressional, legislative district maps stayed, arguments set for Thursday
The court case also involves state legislative districts. New maps must be drawn every ten years, following the federal census. Six Democrats have entered the race so far. 22nd District incumbent, Republican Claudia Tenney, is running in the new 23rd District.
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