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See Who’s Participating In Saturday’s Local “Meet the Candidates” Forums Hosted by LWVCC

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The League of Women Voters of Cortland County (LWVCC) will host two more “Meet the Candidates” forums this Saturday (10/19) at the Homer Town Hall, featuring candidates for elections in Cortlandville (10a-Noon) and the County Legislature (1-3p).

A morning debate session from 10am-Noon will include Town of Cortlandville candidates for Supervisor, Town Justice, Councilperson and another Councilperson to fill a vacancy:

Democratic Douglas E. Withey
Republican Thomas A. Williams
Conservative Thomas A. Williams


Republican Mary Beth Mathey
Conservative Mary Beth Mathey
Independence Robert J. DeMarco


Democratic Robert R. Martin
Democratic Donna M. Johnson
Republican Jay E. Cobb

Councilperson to fill a vacancy
Democratic Bekkie Bryan
Republican Jeffrey D. Guido
Theodore V. Testa is also running on the Republican and Conservative lines, but has indicated he will not be participating.

The next debate from 1-3pm will feature candidates for County Legislature from Districts 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17:

L.D. 10
Democratic Julie C. McChesney
Republican Kelly L. Preston
Conservative Kelly L. Preston

L.D. 11
Democratic Pamela J. Jenkins
Republican Christopher B. Newell

L.D. 12
Democratic Michael K. Barylski
Republican Joseph L. Nauseef
Conservative Joseph L. Nauseef
Just The Facts Michael K. Barylski

L.D. 13
Democratic Adrianne J. Traub
Republican Eugene P. Waldbauer

L.D. 16
Democratic Richard J. Nauseef, Jr
Republican Paul R. Heider

L.D. 17
Conservative Joan I. Coombs
Family Values Heath A. Phillips
Mitchel D. Eccleston is also running on the Republican line in LD 17, but has indicated he will not be participating.

Each candidate will make timed opening and closing statements, then respond to questions posed by the audience as well as the moderator. To give the audience time to formulate questions, the moderator will start with questions submitted in advance by members of the Women’s Coalition.

Representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties will screen all audience questions to avoid duplication and offensive content.

LWVCC is a non-partisan organization that promotes participation of citizens in government and does not support any political party or candidate.

Their forums only include candidates for contested offices.


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