Category: Elections

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Andrew Cuomo has $16.4M in campaign funds, paid attorney Rita Glavin $899K

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo has spent at least $1.9 million in the last six months on attorneys, according to records made public this week. Cuomo left office in August 2021 after a number of allegations were leveled against him by women who ... MORE
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Fayette Town Board announces process for filling open seat

Fayette town officials have set up a process for any resident interested in the open seat on the Town Board. The seat became open when former board member Jeff Trout was elected Town Supervisor in November. The Finger Lakes Times reports five ... MORE
At rally, Trump takes credit for Katko decision not to seek re-election

At rally, Trump takes credit for Katko decision not to seek re-election

At a rally over the weekend in Arizona, former President Donald Trump took credit for Congressman John Katko’s recent decision not to seek re-election. Syracuse.com reports Trump vowed to “get rid of” all ten Republican members of Congress who voted to impeach ... MORE
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Rep. John Katko will retire, not seek fifth term in Congress

U.S. Rep. John Katko will not seek re-election. The Republican based in Camillus said he would retire at the end of the year. Until recently, rumors of Katie’s retirement were few and far between. In October he had $1.2 million cash on ... MORE
Commission’s electoral maps rejected by legislature, will lawmakers take over the job themselves?

Commission’s electoral maps rejected by legislature, will lawmakers take over the job themselves?

This week, state lawmakers, by a wide margin, rejected congressional and state legislature maps drawn by the New York Independent Redistricting Commission. The commission was formed after passage of a constitutional amendment in 2014 to take the job away from partisan legislators ... MORE
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Lieutenant David Cirencione announces candidacy for Ontario County Sheriff

An Ontario County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant is running for the top job. FingerLakesDailyNews.com reports David Cirencione announced his candidacy for Sheriff Monday. The Republican currently oversees the Criminal Investigation Division. “I’m running for Sheriff because my 20 years of law enforcement experience ... MORE
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Some lawmakers say Hochul term limits proposal doesn’t go far enough

Some state lawmakers say the term limits proposal announced by Governor Kathy Hochul in her State of the State address doesn’t go far enough. Spectrum News quotes Western New York Republican Assemblyman Joe Giglio as saying Assembly members and Senators should also ... MORE
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Yates County Legislature chooses first woman chair in its 50 year history

The Yates County Legislature has chosen the first woman chair in its 50 year history. The Chronicle-Express reports District 3 legislator Leslie Church, who represents Milo, was elected 8-6 over incumbent Douglas Paddock, who represents Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex in District 1. Casting ... MORE
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Olean man announces Congressional run, opponent uncertain until new district maps are drawn

An Olean native has announced his candidacy for Congress, but what district will he run in and who will he run against? The Olean Times Herald quotes 34 year old Andrew McCarthy as saying he has watched the decline of Olean and ... MORE
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Town of Montezuma looks to replace departed town officials

The town of Montezuma is accepting applications for two open positions. The Citizen reports the town is looking for a Supervisor and Town Clerk. Meanwhile, the Town Council discussed what to do until the positions are filled when it held its organizational ... MORE
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City, town of Canandaigua hold swearing in ceremonies for Mayor, City Council, Town Supervisor

Due to COVID-19, the city of Canandaigua held an outdoor swearing-in ceremony Thursday for the Mayor and City Council, attended by a limited number of friends and family. The Daily Messenger reports the ceremony was held on the steps of City Hall ... MORE
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Proposed NY Congressional map would combine Katko, Tenney districts

The New York Independent Redistricting Commission, the group in charge of drawing new Congressional District maps, has announced a plan that would combine the districts of John Katko and Claudia Tenney. Syracuse.com reports the new 22nd District would extend from Ithaca, north ... MORE
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Auburn City Council holds New Year’s Day meeting to swear in members elected in November

The Auburn City Council holds a special meeting Saturday to swear in members who were elected this past November. Terry Cuddy was re-elected. Ginny Kent was elected to the seat previously held by the retiring Debby McCormack. Both are Democrats, giving the ... MORE
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Geneva attorney Mario Fratto exploring bid for Congress

Geneva attorney and businessman Mario Fratto is exploring a run for Congress. Midterm elections are less than a year away. Despite that there are questions about how district lines will be drawn as lawmakers in Albany move through the redistricting process. Currently, ... MORE
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Sheriff Brian Schenck is running for re-election in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck is running for re-election. He announced his bid for another term in a post to Facebook on Thursday. “For the past 24 years I have proudly partnered with the men and women of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s ... MORE