To the editor: I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the residents of Onondaga County who exercised their right to vote on Election Day and a special thank you to those of you who voted for me for county clerk.
Experts blame lack of contested races in Onondaga County, voter apathy
Only about 25 percent of voters cast their ballots during the local elections, according to Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny.
As winter draws near, it’s important to prepare ourselves for what the season might bring. Storms in recent years have brought unprecedented amounts of snow, freezing rain, high winds and extreme temperatures. Here in Onondaga County, those conditions can be harmful, causing power outages, endangering walkways and interrupting essential services. That’s why I encourage all to attend the upcoming Citizen Preparedness Training I’m hosting with the American Red Cross.
The seats of the Manlius supervisor, clerk, justice, highway superintendent and three town councilors will remain in the hands of the Republican incumbents, who all ran in uncontested elections on Nov. 3.
For the third election in a row, incumbent Onondaga County Legislator Danny Liedka, a Republican, has defeated Democrat challenger Lorene Dadey in the district 7 seat.
Democrat incumbent Angela Epolito will remain as the DeWitt Town Clerk following results of the Nov. 3 election. Results reported by the Onondaga County Board of Elections showed Epolito led with a total of 3,583 compared to the 1,826 votes given to Republican challenger Patricia MacCasland.
Incumbent Ed Michalenko has secured another term as DeWitt Town Supervisor, beating out Republican challenger Greg Scicchitano with 52.62 percent to Michalenko and 47.30 percent to Scicchitano.
Incumbents Kerry Mannion and Karen Docter have secured seats on the DeWitt Town Board after running for reelection in the Nov. 3 election, but the winner of the third seat will be decided between Republican candidate Mike Durkin and Democrat candidate Sam Young by the outcome of 222 absentee ballots.
Lysander Town Clerk Lisa Dell has been elected Onondaga County clerk. Dell, a Republican, received 61.37 percent of the votes. Democrat Kerin Rigney received 38.55 percent.
As the Nov. 3 election day approaches, the Eagle Bulletin hopes to facilitate the public’s interest in local governments by presenting candidate questionnaires for all of the elections that the paper covers.
East Syracuse mayor urges DeWitt to reach a contractual agreement with FD
Fire protection is seen as a necessary service for municipalities, but recently concerns have been expressed by Robert Tackman, mayor of the village of East Syracuse, about the ability of the East Syracuse Fire Department to provide fire protection for DeWitt’s north-town fire district without a signed contract.
Get to know your candidates for districts 7, 10 and 17
On Election Day, Nov. 3, voters in Onondaga County will get plenty of opportunities to cast ballots for seats on the Onondaga County Legislature. Legislators seats in Onondaga County have a term of two years, so all of the 17 total districts are up for reelection.
Jobs: they’ve been the number one issue in our community for a long time. We all know that we need good-paying jobs in our area, especially for our kids who are ready to join the workforce and want to stay and work here in Central New York and not be forced to move away.
On Nov. 3, voters in the town of DeWitt will get the opportunity to cast their ballots for the town supervisor, town clerk and three town councilor positions. Each race is contested.
On Nov. 3, voters in the town of DeWitt will get the opportunity to cast their ballots for the town supervisor, town clerk and three town councilor positions. Each race is contested