Rome Dems issue call for potential candidates

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The Rome Democratic Committee is looking for local citizens interested in running for seats on the City Common Council and Oneida County Legislature in this fall’s elections.

“We need very much for our representative government to represent all of our local and regional citizenry,” said City Committee Chair David E. Amidon. “So many people in our local elected positions have served for many years and while their efforts are applauded, it is time for new and more diverse voices to be heard.”

The committee will be screening and endorsing candidates in the near future. Interested individuals may contact the Rome Democratic Committee by telephone at 315-339-6024 or by email at romedemocrats@gmail.com.

The five districts that cover Rome for the Oneida County Legislature are: 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, and 12th. Terms are for two years. The Rome Common Council has seven wards, with each councilor also serving a two-year term.

“Both the Rome Council and the Oneida County Legislature are currently underrepresented by Democrats,” Amidon said. “With recent changes to absentee voter rules we feel that the playing field is more level than at any time in the recent past and very hopeful for Democratic candidates. We also await new rules regarding petitioning from the governor’s office.”

All seats are up for election this fall.

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