PENN YAN — In a decision that comes as little surprise, Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella is running for another four-year term.

DRESDEN — The only Yates County community that will have village elections this year is Dresden.

American democracy is suffering a crisis of confidence. In too many states, the very mechanics of elections has become a partisan and polarizing issue, with deeply damaging results. This year New York has the chance to model a path forward, with a bipartisan commitment to strengthening democ…


CORNING — Congressman Tom Reed often has dropped hints during his weekly phone calls with reporters that a run for governor in 2022 might be in his future.

CANANDAIGUA — For the last 10 weeks, I have been honored to work at the Ontario County Board of Elections. I assisted in new registrations, processing absentee ballots, acting as an inspector for in-person voting, and finally counting absentee ballots. Unless you are “in the trenches,” it is…


WATKINS GLEN — For the second time in three election cycles, Leslie Danks Burke garnered more than 55,000 votes in her bid to unseat incumbent Thomas O’Mara in the New York State Senate’s 58th District.

SENECA FALLS — Less than 100 votes separate the two candidates who ran for town justice in the Nov. 3 general election. That means the final outcome will be determined by the count of a record 813 mail-in/absentee ballots.


Voters in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties apparently liked the Republican slate of candidates for state Legislature seats this year.

WATERLOO — Although she saw her first opposition in more than two decades, Seneca County Clerk Christina “Tina” Lotz’s long tenure will continue.


Polls close at 9 p.m. in Yates County. To check results go to the county's Board of Elections website at https://www.yatescounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/758/2020-General-Election-Unofficial-Results-PDF


Polls close at 9 p.m. in Seneca County. To check results go to the county's Board of Elections website at https://www.co.seneca.ny.us/gov/elections/

In 2017 I jumped into the 23rd District Congressional race out of a concern for the direction of our county and its fundamental values of democracy and citizenship. I left work that paid more than Congress, and I am not independently wealthy by any stretch, but growing up in modest circumsta…

Over the past three years, as I’ve traveled this district, I hear about the same issues, whether I’m in Auburn, Tully, Palmyra or Oswego. People just want to be able to afford to pay their rent or mortgage, put food on the table, go to the doctor without worrying about the cost, and have a l…

Having held more than 270 town hall meetings, our record of approachability and accessibility is one we can be proud of. We are always available to answer questions and address the needs of New Yorkers. It’s only fair that voters know where the candidates stand on real issues that affect the…

In a seat long held by Republican Bob Oaks of Macedon, the race for the 130th State Assembly District this year features incumbent Republican Brian Manktelow of Lyons facing a challenge from Democrat Scott Comegys of Palmyra. It is a rematch of the 2018 race.