The Democratic County Chairs in the 23rd Congressional District released the following statement after their weekly conference call. The County Chairs are moving forward with a process to nominate a Democratic candidate for the upcoming election to replace Congressman John McHugh (NY-23).
"On this evening's conference call we laid out a plan to move forward and select a strong Democratic candidate to run for Congress in New York's 23rd District. We agreed to meet with each candidate on Monday, August 10th at Syracuse University's Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake before we vote on the nomination later that day. We will announce our selection on the evening of August 10th shortly after the vote takes place."
"Listed below are the names of the 11 candidates we are considering."
"In the meantime we will continue to review the applications we have received. We will nominate a strong candidate who will campaign aggressively and win this special election before heading to Congress to work to create jobs in our district and get our economy back on track."
Andy Bisselle, Essex County
Stu Brody, Essex County
Steve Burke, St. Lawrence County
Danny Francis, Jefferson County
Bob Johnson, Jefferson County
Rudolph Johnson, Franklin County
Brian McGrath, Lewis County
David Ryan, Franklin County
John Sullivan, Jr., Oswego County
Michael Oot, Madison County
Bill Owens, Clinton County
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