Democrats living in Cortland’s second ward and in the second legislative district will have primary races to decide in September.
As we previously reported, democrat Derek Reynolds, who serves as a career firefighter for the city of Cortland, is challenging democratic incumbent legislator Amy Cobb for her seat on the County Legislature.
Cobb who works as a realtor is seeking her fourth two-year term in office.
2nd ward democrats will also decide whether to return incumbent alderman Katie Silliman to the council for another term or support local business owner Tom Terwilliger in his bid to represent the ward.
Terwilliger announced last week that he is running for the seat. Terwilliger says he wants to focus more attention on downtown to help bolster economic activity in the city. Silliman confirmed Friday that she is seeking reelection.
In other election news Republican legislator and former County legislative chair, Susan Briggs has told the newsroom she will not seek reelection. Briggs did not seek her parties endorsement after she was removed as chair. Democrat Chad Underwood has announced his intention to run for the seat.
Underwood serves as the director for Access to Independence of Cortland County a local advocacy agency. So far, republicans have not announced a candidate for the district which covers a portion of Cortlandville.