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David Gould will not seek re-election in Cayuga County

Citing his health former sheriff and Cayuga County Legislature Chair David Gould says he won't run for re-election. Speaking with The Auburn Citizen, Gould said 'enough is enough' when asked about the thought process that ... more
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McGonigal will not seek re-election to Ithaca Common Council

George McGonigal, an Alderperson of the 1st Ward, has confirmed he will not be running for re-election, concluding a 10-year tenure on Ithaca’s Common Council at the end of 2023. The entrance into political life ... more
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Should election officials be worried about foreign interference in 2024?

Top state election and cybersecurity officials have warned about the threat posed by Russia and other foreign adversaries in the run-up to the 2024 elections, noting that America's decentralized system of thousands of local voting ... more
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Cayuga County Clerk could see pay boost ahead of open election for position this fall

A proposal to increase the salary of the Cayuga County clerk could attract more candidates for the open seat this year. The county Legislature's Ways and Means Committee advanced a proposal on Wednesday to increase ... more
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Cynthia Brock running for 5th term on Ithaca Common Council

First Ward Alderperson Cynthia Brock is running for a fifth term on Ithaca’s Common Council. “We’re back for another swing,” Brock told The Ithaca Voice. Brock has served 12 years as an alderperson at the ... more
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Walter Bennett wins Republican primary in Waterloo

Watler Bennett has successfully won the Republican Primary for mayor in Waterloo. Bennett will represent Republicans in the March 21st election after receiving 82 votes in Tuesday's primary. Incumbent Mayor Jack O'Connor, who ended his ... more
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Candidate for Yates County Sheriff announces running mate

Frank Ryan, a candidate for the upcoming sheriff election in Yates County, has introduced his running mate, Brandon Jensen, as his Undersheriff if he wins the November vote. Jensen is a 23-year veteran of the ... more
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New face enters race for Yates County Clerk

Yates County Deputy Clerk Molly Linehan has announced her candidacy for the county clerk position after current County Clerk Lois Hall announced her retirement. Linehan, a Republican, has served as deputy clerk under Hall since ... more
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Democrats nominate Gina Suffredini in race for Waterloo mayor

There's officially a Democrat in the race for mayor in Waterloo. Following a caucus meeting of village Democrats, Gina Suffredini emerged as the candidate of choice. It came after the news this week that incumbent ... more
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Could Lee Zeldin run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand? Democrats bracing for that challenge

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign team is bracing for a potential challenge from former U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who recently ran a competitive race for governor. In a fundraising email sent ... more
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Waterloo Mayor Jack O’Connor drops bid for re-election

Waterloo Mayor Jack O'Connor will not seek re-election. The news comes less than a week before the scheduled Republican Primary between He and Walter Bennett. O'Connor, 80, was elected in 2019 after defeating Ted Young ... more
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Walter Bennett talks ‘unexpected’ campaign for Waterloo mayor ahead of primary (video)

Walter Bennett is a Waterloo resident who didn't see himself getting into politics. Yet, in less than a week, he will face off against incumbent Republican Jack O'Connor in the village's primary for mayor. "I ... more
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Geneva Mayor Steve Valentino will seek re-election

Geneva Mayor Steve Valentino will seek re-election in 2023. The Finger Lakes Times confirmed reports from earlier in the week that Valentino was among those on City Council who would run again. He shared his ... more
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Conservative Party seeking candidates in Cayuga County

The Cayuga County Conservative Party is inviting individuals interested in running for local office in the upcoming fall elections to seek the party's endorsement. The county will have all 11 seats in the Cayuga County ... more
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Hobart grad running for Ulster County District Attorney

Ulster County resident and former Assistant District Attorney Jarrid Blades has announced his candidacy for District Attorney. Blades, a graduate of Hobart College and Syracuse University College of Law, brings a wealth of experience and ... more
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O’Connor, Bennett secure enough signatures to force mayoral primary in Waterloo on January 31st

There's going to be a primary in the village of Waterloo. Both the incumbent and challenger have submitted petitions to have a contested primary between Republicans Jack O'Connor and Walt Bennett. They needed to acquire ... more
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Rhinehart ends campaign for Seneca County Sheriff: Thompson and Morabito remain in race

The race for sheriff in Seneca County has been reduced from three candidates to two. Supervisor Mike Rhinehart, who retired from the sheriff's office in 2019, and now serves as an elected representative on the ... more
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Early voting for special election to fill Tompkins Legislature vacancy begins this weekend

Residents of the City of Ithaca's First Ward, District 3, and the City of Ithaca Third Ward, Districts 2 and 3, will have the opportunity to vote in a special election to fill the District ... more
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Nguyen announces another bid for Ithaca Common Council

Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen is running for Common Council. The four-year term will be his last, if elected, according to the Ithaca Voice. He shared his announcement with the Voice this week, as the 2023 ... more
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