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CNY Democrats nominate slate of candidates aimed at flipping county legislature

February 17, 2021

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Onondaga County Democratic Committee Wednesday named candidates who will run for each of the 17 seats on the county legislature this year as part of an effort to win control of the body from Republicans.

Republicans currently outnumber Democrats 11 to six on the legislature. And the GOP is targeting three seats in and around the city that are held by Democrats.

Pamela Hunter, chair of the Onondaga County Democratic Committee, said the party had a huge number of candidates interested in running this year. Incumbent Democrats in the 15th and 16th county legislative districts faced challenges for the designation, but each won.

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Waters to Run for County Legislature

November 17, 2020

By David Tyler

Manlius Councilor Heather Waters, a Democrat, has officially put her hat in the ring to be the next county legislator representing the Manlius area the Onondaga County Legislature.

Her announcement comes a week after Legislator Kevin Holmquist announced he wasn’t going to run for reelection next November, and Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson said he would vie for the Republican nomination for the post.

“I had been thinking about it for some time,” Waters said, adding that she felt a greater urgency to run following the county legislature’s decision earlier this year not to support the fair maps initiative in redistricting.


Heather Waters Enters Race for Onondaga County Legislator District 10

November 18, 2020

Fayetteville, New York – Heather Waters, Manlius Town Councilor, will be seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Onondaga County Legislator, 10th District. Waters has a 20-year track record of working with people of every political stripe in business, law, education, and the arts. She supports smart growth and invites more residents with young families and newcomers to participate in government.


Councilor Waters is running because she wants to “communicate how decisions made on the county level affect our daily lives.” She adds, “Economic challenges and the impact of the pandemic will be felt for years to come, and our district deserves a representative dedicated to collaboration and ushering good ideas forward.”