Hunter Wins Democratic Primary for 128th A.D.

Pamela Hunter, a Syracuse City Councilor, won the Democratic primary to replace former state Assemblyman Sam Roberts (D-Syracuse). Roberts left the Assembly when he was appointed to serve as the head of the state’s Office of Temporary Assistance and Disability (OTDA).

Hunter will face Republican John Sharon and Conservative David Stott in the Nov. 3 general election

The 128th Assembly District includes parts of Syracuse and all of the towns of DeWitt, Salina and Onondaga, and the Onondaga Nation.

Faso Launches Congressional Campaign Web Site

John Faso, the former Assembly Minority Leader, launched a web site in support of his campaign for Congress this week. Faso ran unsuccessfully for state Comptroller in 2002 and for Governor in 2006.

A Republican, Faso is seeking to succeed Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook), who is not running for re-election. The 19th Congressional District has been one of the state’s most competitive House districts in recent years. The district centers on the Hudson Valley and includes all of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties, and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery, and Rensselaer counties.