Whether it’s continued growth on the economic development front, or expanding on broadband access – the news for the Yates County Legislature has been overwhelmingly positive. Newly-selected Yates County Legislature Chairman Doug Paddock is in-studio talking about the future of the county he leads, the biggest challenges they face in 2018, and what taxpayers can expect with new leadership.
It’s already become a competitive battle for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Linda Andrei, M.D., is seeking to unseat Congressman Tom Reed. However, she has a primary to win first in June. She joins Josh Durso to talk about the ups- and downs- of campaigning, as well as her top issues as she looks forward in New York’s 23rd District.
Leslie Danks Burke has dedicated herself to leading the way for transparent government.
When she founded Trailblazers PAC her mission was to deliver a message of transparency in local government. While her organization does not focus on state-level officials – they work to educate, and champion political candidates who are seeking local office.
Now, an event coming up on Tuesday, April 17th will put it all to music. ‘Front Porch Politics, a Dinner Theater by Rachel Lampert’ will take place at Club 86 in Geneva. The event will run from 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. and funds raised will go to candidates running transparent campaigns for public office.
They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic engagement. The Trailblazers PAC, founded by Leslie Danks-Burke is designed to educate citizens and candidates, and get more folks politically engaged. PAC endorsed candidates are described as a new brand of civically-engaged officeholders at the local level, who give government back to the people who pay for it.
Danks-Burke was in-studio on Episode #103 of the Inside the FLX Podcast talking about issues of transparency and government function on Monday.
On Episode #19 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talk local politics, including the latest on a proposed piece of legislation that would impact the way child offenders are prosecuted. Other issues up for discussion include the latest on the Geneva City Manager search, a school assembly gone wrong in Newark and more.
How does an educator and coach fit into the race for Democratic nomination in New York’s 23rd District?
Rick Gallant has served as a basketball coach and teacher for the last 17 years in the Corning-Painted Post School District. He’s been a resident of the region for the last two decades, and now, he’s a candidate for Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Tom Reed this fall.
On episode #79 of the Inside the FLX podcast New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) will be in-studio to discuss a wide-range of topics.
Kolb has been considered a serious contender for a Republican ticket in the Gubernatorial race in 2018, along with Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Other topics slated for discussion include business growth in Upstate New York, the growth of the Finger Lakes as a destination in the U.S., and what types of changes are needed at the state level to promote growth for those who call this region ‘home’.
On Monday’s live edition of Weber This Week, The Dog talks football including his opinion on Dino Babers and Waterloo native Tom Coughlin who is getting inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Fame. Also, more post-election fallout at the national and local levels.
Jackie Augustine came up just a few votes shy of becoming the next Mayor of Geneva back in November’s election. On Thursday afternoon on Inside the FLX, the former Geneva City Councilwoman will sit down with Josh Durso to talk about her time in Geneva politics, the city she calls home, and her future outside of politics.
Steve Churchill of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors is in-studio on Monday morning to talk about gas storage, the status of the casino in Tyre, and water issues in Seneca County with Harold Weber on FingerLakes1.TV.
Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Seneca Falls Supervisor Steve Churchill are in-studio to talk Seneca County politics including the election of a new board chairman, Seneca Lake gas storage, and who is to blame for the missed Supreme Court filing in regards to the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca Falls.