Official letters of interest received by three democrats for Assembly seat

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Three democratic candidates have now officially expressed their interest in taking over Roann Destito's seat for the 116th Assembly District, and a fourth is expected soon.

Destito announced she would be leaving the seat to move on to the position of Commissioner of the Office of General Services for New York State following a nomination from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

While many individuals have said they had interest or were considering, four are now officially slated to be screened in an effort to get the nomination, after submitting formal letters of interest to the Oneida County Democratic Committee.

According to William Barry, the Chairman of the Oneida County Democratic Committee, Utica Mayor David Roefaro, Rome Democratic Committee Chair Paul Grande, and Utica School Board Member Anthony Brindisi.

Barry said he expected to receive, but had not yet officially gotten, a letter from Whitesboro Town Supervisor Dan Sullivan expressing interest as well.

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