August 19th, 2017
HORNELL, NY – There was a great turnout at the annual celebration of the Democratic Party and Mayor Shawn Hogan Saturday morning at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Hornell Saturday afternoon. Although the Mayor was unable to attend due to a family function, long time Democrat and community leader Sam Nasca chaired the event and welcomed 5 out of 7 candidates seeking Tom Reed’s post to speak. Each presented a speech containing their objectives.
The five democrat’s present at the celebration running for Tom Reed’s seat are as follows:
Ian Golden from Ithaca
Rick Gallant from Painted Post
John Hurtzler from Trumansburg
Tracy Mitrano from Rochester
Eddie Sunquist from Jamestown
Nasca also recognized local democrats running for election or re-election which included:
Andy Greely – running for 5th Ward Alderman
Michelle Smith – re-election for Chamberlain
Ron Nasca – running for 9th Ward Alderman
Rich Argentieri – running for 4th Ward Alderman
The big question is whether the Democratic Party would endorse a candidate for Mayor and at this point it did not happen. Current mayoral candidates include John Buckley/Republican party representative – John Lewis/ Independent party representative, and Joe Duffy/Green party representative.
Also recognized were long time alderman Joe Foreman, Steuben County Legislator Randy Weaver, and many other prominent members of the party.