With paper still to count, our Democratic party-endorsed county court candidates, Michael Dollinger, and Karen Bailey Turner have emerged from hotly contested, third-party races and secured the Independence Party and Working Families Party lines, respectively, for November’s general election. Dollinger and Bailey Turner’s stellar performance in June is a bellwether for countywide success this fall!
LaShay Harris earned over 60% of the vote in her bid to be kept on for Rochester City Council – South District.
Michael Patterson nearly doubled his opponent’s tally in his successful reelection campaign for Rochester City Council – Northeast District.
Amy Maloy succeeded in her first campaign to win a seat as commissioner of Rochester City Schools against a broad, diverse field of activists.
Hon. Melissa Barrett set herself apart from a strong field of city court candidates to retain her position on the bench. She is joined by Nicole Morris, an experienced and passionate assistant public defender.
Michael Yudelson, former Henrietta town supervisor, earned the Democratic party designation in his bid for County Legislator for the 13th District, a crucial swing seat currently under Republican control.
Joseph Morelle Jr. roundly defeated his opponent in an open primary for the Independence Party line in the 17th county legislature district.
John Baynes, lifelong Democrat, has parlayed an ambitious gambit for County Legislator – 18th District, a seat friends of Cheryl Dinolfo has long kept warm for friends, into a one-vote lead in a write-in campaign for the Independence Party line.
In a closely watched race for the 21st County Legislative district seat, Rachel Barnhart, former journalist and student of government, claimed victory.
Linda Hasman won convincingly in a three-person field in her race for the Democratic designation for County Legislator – 23rd District, assuring herself victory in November’s general election.
Long-standing community leader John Lightfoot held off a challenge to his 25th County Legislative seat.
Yversha Roman weathered a rough race in the 26th Legislative District and beat an incumbent, the only such feat in Monroe County’s 2019 primaries. Roman moves forward to a key race in our effort to take control of the county legislature.
Sabrina LaMar, an anti-gun violence activist and sitting County Legislator for the 27th District, bested her opponent and will retain her seat following November’s uncontested general election.
Tom Flaherty’s first entry into electoral politics was an impressive one, as he secured a resounding victory in his race to become the Democratic nominee for Webster Town Supervisor
Congratulations to the Town Supervisor candidate, Gerry Kusse, and town council candidates in Rush, Chaz Rorick, and Amber Corbin, who upset the nominally endorsed Republicans for the Independence Party line. Their write-in campaign was one of the few successful ones in the entire county—but certainly combined to help the top of the ticket.