PENN YAN — It’s official: Republican Tom Reed and Democrat Tracy Mitrano will face off again in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat this November.

LYONS — Wayne County Board of Elections officials are joining the calls asking for the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to delay the April 18 presidential primary and special elections amid the coronavirus outbreak.

HOPEWELL — The Ontario County Board of Elections has set dates and times for early voting in the Democratic presidential primary and 27th Congressional District special election.

HAMBURG — If Republican Chris Jacobs doesn’t have any interest in debating Democrat Nate McMurray in the race for the 27th Congressional District seat formerly held by Chris Collins, Duane Whitmer is more than willing to step in.

PENN YAN — Democrat Tracy Mitrano said she “ran out of time” in closing the gap with Republican Congressman Tom Reed in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat in 2018.

SYRACUSE — Francis Conole said it was no fluke he was able to secure the endorsement from Onondaga County Democrats in the quest for the party’s nomination and the chance to take on Republican Congressman John Katko in the race for the 24th District seat this November.

WATERLOO — Jeff Shipley of Waterloo became the second person to throw their hat in the ring for the Republican Party nomination for the 131st State Assembly District seat being vacated at the end of the year by long-time incumbent Brian Kolb of Victor.


WATERLOO — Seneca County Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Shipley has announced his candidacy for the 131st District seat in the state Assembly.

SYRACUSE — Democrat Dana Balter’s plans to get a second crack at Republican John Katko in November took a hit Saturday when the Onondaga County Democratic Committee endorsed Francis Conole, a Naval Academy graduate and Iraq War veteran.


MANCHESTER — Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan, a Republican, announced Friday that he is running for the 131st Assembly District seat currently held by Brian Kolb, who announced Thursday that he would not be seeking another term following his driving while intoxicated arrest on New Y…


VICTOR — Assemblyman Brian Kolb’s political future turned cloudy on New Year’s Eve, when the 67-year-old Republican was charged with driving while intoxicated near his new Victor home.


VICTOR — Longtime Assemblyman and former Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-131 of Victor, announced Thursday afternoon that he will not seek reelection.

Two Democrats running for state and congressional seats, respectively, announced they have won endorsements from county committees.

MILO — Tracy Mitrano continues to pick up endorsements from Democratic committees in the 11-county 23rd Congressional District ahead of the June 23 primary, in which an Ithaca oral surgeon, Scott Noren, is hoping to challenge her.

BUFFALO — Nate McMurray cleared a significant hurdle in the race for the 27th Congressional District seat that has been vacant since the resignation of Republican Chris Collins.

SYRACUSE — Candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for the 24th Congressional District seat are criticizing Republican John Katko’s decision to endorse President Donald Trump’s re-election bid.


CANANDAIGUA — State Assemblyman Brian Kolb hasn’t had many challengers to his job representing the 131st Assembly District. If the Republican decides to run again in 2020, he will have at least one opponent.


CORNING — Republican Congressman Tom Reed has never been shy when it comes to what he thinks of the job Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing in Albany these days.

WATKINS GLEN — Democrat Leslie Danks Burke gave Republican Tom O’Mara his toughest challenge in the 2016 race for the 58th State Senate District.


GENEVA — Democrat Laura Salamendra not only maintained her Election Day lead in the race for Ward 5 City Councilor at Tuesday’s absentee and affidavit ballot count, she increased it.

WATERLOO — Mark Sinkiewicz will be the first Democrat to be elected Seneca County District Attorney in recent memory.