Former Pataki Aid Announces For Attorney General

Yonkers native John Cahill, a former top adviser and conservation commissioner under former Gov. George Pataki has announced he will challenge democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman to be New York’s top law enforcement official.

Mr. Cahill, now in private practice with Manhattan’s Chadbourne & Parke law firm, has indicated he will make education and school access a focal point of his campaign.

Onondaga County Comptroller Announces Run for State Comptroller

Republican Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci announced this week that he will challenge Democratic state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Antonacci said he will participate in the pilot public campaign finance program for state comptroller candidates that was created as part of the state’s 2014-15 budget.

In his announcement, Antonacci said:

“In Onondaga County, I’ve proven I’m not afraid to stand up and fight against government inefficiency. I’ve performed countless audits and have worked with officials of both parties to find solutions. I want to take this experience and bring it to our state government.”