Tuesday, January 23rd, there will be a Democratic Candidates forum at The Smith Opera House in Geneva. The forum will bring together the seven announced candidates for U.S. House of Representatives in the 23rd congressional district. That’s the seat currently held by Tom Reed.
Absentee ballots for Ontario County Board of Supervisors District 3 representing Wards 5 and 6 in the City of Geneva have been counted and incumbent Gregory Bendzlowicz holds a one vote lead. 11 absentee ballots were counted this afternoon. All 11 were accepted and favored Bendzlowicz 6 to 5. After last Tuesday’s election, he was tied with challenger Tamarie Cataldo 184 to 184.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges attorney Lou Guard was recently appointed to fill the remainder of Charlie Evangelista’s term on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. Evangelista left the board after more than twenty years to become the Democratic commissioner for the county Board of Elections. It’s not the only change coming to Ontario County with elections around the corner. The Finger Lakes Times’ Mike Hibbard has been covering county politics and he joined us in studio.