New York Mills Mayor Maciol gets Democratic endorsement for county sheriff

By By ANDREW DONOVAN

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - New York Mills Mayor Robert Maciol said that he was endorsed Saturday by the Oneida County Democratic Committee to be the party's candidate for Oneida County Sheriff. Maciol said he was endorsed by a unanimous vote.

Maciol said Saturday that he wants to "take 20 years as being police officer to be the best sheriff that the county has ever seen."

Maciol will face Assemblyman David Townsend who has been endorsed by the Oneida County Republican Committee. Maciol is also a police officer for the Village of Whitesboro.

Other candidates need to submit 1,000 signatures to the Oneida County Board of Elections to force a primary that would take place on September 14.

On the Democratic side, two Oneida County corrections officers have announced they will run: Angela Gumbarevic and David Rodriguez, who announced his campaign as late as Friday.

On the Republicans line, Sheriff's Captain Richard Antanavige and Rome Public Safety Commissioner James Masucci have announced intentions to run.

The crowded field of candidates came about after incumbent Daniel Middaugh said he will not seek a fifth term after 40 years of public service.

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