David Gordon seeks election in Oneida County executive race

David Gordon says he will run on the Republican ticket and challenge the sitting county executive in a primary.

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 6:01 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2019 6:03 PM

UTICA, NY. -- The man who lost the race for Oneida County clerk is now seeking election for Oneida County executive.

David Gordon says he will run on the Republican ticket and challenge the sitting county executive in a primary.

Gordon says the county is on the cusp of serious issues that demand not only swift and equitable solutions, but sound approaches to move in what he says is a better direction.

“Look, this is also a big push against the establishment, I am an anti-establishment candidate. It's something we need to really hone in on and see that there are changes that can be made, but you can’t have the same players on a ballfield and expect to win games if you've been losing them for so long,” said Gordon.

Gordon says he's for smaller, less invasive government that allows people to succeed on their own and pointed out Anthony Picente has been in office since 2006.

NewsChannel 2 reached out to Picente for comment, he said in a statement:

"Being County Executive is about ensuring the public health and safety of this community while having a positive vision to move this region forward. I'm proud of what we've accomplished and look forward to the work we continue to do day in and day out."

Picente had plans to make an announcement of his own next week.

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