UTICA, N.Y. -- The Democrat candidate for Oneida County executive is off the ballot for now, but Michael Hennessy says he's challenging the county board of elections' decision to remove some of the signatures on his petitions.
The former county legislator says he had enough to get on the ballot, but after losing 22 signatures he's at 728 and needs 750.
But, Henessey says he is fighting for those signatures.
"The argument isn't too much about these people not being Democrats the argument is not really about not being registered. It's about signatures. And we can prove that that these people are registered democrats, that their intent was to get me
on the ballot,” he said.
Republican incumbent Anthony Picente is seeking another term as Oneida County executive. Republican Dave Gordon also seeks to unseat him.