By the end of the week, Monroe County voters
should have a sense of which candidates may face primaries in September.
Today through Thursday, candidates can turn in petitions to the Monroe County Board of Elections
. Anyone who runs for an office without the party’s designation needs to file petitions, though many candidates still file even if they already have their party’s backing.
Some Democrats expect primaries in key city seats. In March, the city’s 23rd Legislative District Committee picked former Rochester police chief James Sheppard
to run for County Legislature
; the seat is currently held by Paul Haney, who can’t run for re-election due to term limits. But Mitch Rowe
, now the city’s director of buildings and parks, also sought the nomination. Rowe hasn’t said whether he’ll primary Sheppard.
Some in the party also expect a primary challenge against Molly Clifford
, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate for the Northwest District seat on City Council
. Incumbent Council member Carla Palumbo isn’t running again. BY JEREMY MOULE
The Flying Squirrel Community Space
will show “COINTELPRO” at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 6.
The documentary film reveals the US government’s history and continuing efforts to repress and foil progressive movements. The film illustrates how efforts to liberate black, Latino, Asian, and indigenous people have been stalled by institutionalized racism.
A Q&A will follow the film, which will be shown at 285 Clarissa Street. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO