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Two new names join list of possible candidates for Destito's Assembly seat

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - She hasn't even stepped down yet, but the field of candidates who'd like to replace Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito is growing.

The governor has nominated Destito to take over as Commissioner of the State Office of General Services.

When Destito announced the news a week ago, several potential candidates expressed interest in her soon to be vacant Assembly seat.

Former Utica Mayor Tim Julian, a Republican, said he's exploring the possibility, and current Mayor David Roefaro, a Democrat, says he's seriously considering it.

Utica City Council President, Democrat Bill Morehouse is interested in a run for Assembly, and Republican Greg Johnson, who ran unsuccessfully against Destito during the last election is interested in running.

Now, that list has grown by a few new names - Democrat Utica School Board Member Anthony Brindisi and Democrat Dan Sullivan, a Whitestown councilman who currently runs Oneida County's pistol permit office, both say they are interested in the position.

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