Oneida County candidates move on despite unofficial results


(WKTV) - Two of the three candidates in the major political races say they are moving on, and starting their campaign toward the November general election.

Seats in the following races are still unofficial: Oneida County Sheriff, 115th Assembly District, 47th State Senate District and Oneida County Coroner.

David Townsend leads the Republican sheriff primary over Jim Masucci by roughly 850 votes.

"We are laying out the road map for November 2nd, we met today and are moving forward. I feel good." said Townsend.

In the race for the 47th State Senate seat, Michael Hennessy leads Maria Pavelock by roughly 400 votes. Hennessy says he is debating Joe Griffo, the Republican candidate, this weekend.

"We are moving forward overall. We will be out campaigning this weekend around the district. We are expanding our team." said Hennessy.

Claudia Tenney leads George Joseph by about 800 votes in the 115th Assembly District race. Tenney says she is cautiously optimistic.

"I'm pretty confident but you never know. I am still awaiting official numbers." said Tenney

Officials at the Oneida County Board of Elections continued working Thursday, on ballots from Tuesday's primary.

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