One less candidate running against Reed

Karl Warrington, Minister and Social Worker from Phelps, has decided to end his Kark Warringtoncampaign to be the Democratic Candidate to run against Rep. Tom Reed. In an email that he sent to the Democratic County Chairs, he cites his full-time job, family responsibilities and that he can not give the proper time or resources as reasons to end the campaign.  He praised the other, “seven incredibly gifted individuals” and said, “I will be giving my full and unwavering support to him or her  in winning this House seat from Tom Reed. I will continue to fight for progressive values through my job as a social worker, as a Presbyterian Minister and as an active member of NY’s 23rd District’s Democratic Party.”

Warrington has been consistent in his message: The Reed supported GOP policies are harming the people and environment of the NY23rd. He approves of the separation of State and Religion and supports Pro-Choice. Karl, who  has also lived in the Naples area, will be an effective  surrogate for the ultimate candidate.

The remaining candidates have an important month a head of them, including the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee deciding whom they will endorse on Saturday, September 20. There will be a Candidate’s Forum on Tuesday, January 23 in Geneva (6 PM at the Smith Opera House) and one in Seneca Falls on Sunday, January 28 (2 PM at the Seneca Fall Community Center)

The Democratic Candidates can begin passing petitions on March 6. They need to be turned in at Albany between April 9 and 12. They need to have at least 1,250 signatures from registered NY23rd Democrats. In reality they need to have more since the petitions will be scrutinized for signature or technical errors. Those candidates meeting all of the State Board of Elections criteria will be certified by May 3 (fifty-four days before the before the June 26 Primary.)

If you have already decided which candidate you support, consider contacting him or her to volunteer to get signatures for their petitions. While petitioning  you will also be promoting the candidate to democratic voters.

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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5 Responses to One less candidate running against Reed

  1. Rynstone says:

    I will be impressed if more than three make it to the primary election.


  2. Rynstone says:

    This blog should provide more info on the candidates and ask them relevant questions that the voters would like to hear.


  3. pystew says:

    Which three do you think will make it to the Primary, and why?


  4. Rynstone says:

    What does Karl Warrington mean when he says “he approves of the separation of State and Religion” ?


  5. pystew says:

    If you are right that only three will make it to the Primary, then I guess the system works.


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