Three Democrats are competing in the September 10th 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). They are Syracuse City Councilor Pamela Hunter, who has the party’s endorsement; Syracuse City Councilor Jean Kessner and former Onondaga County Legislator David Stott.

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