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Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Senate Campaign Brings New Face to Ballpark

The candidates for the 52nd District state Senate seat are making appearances across the Southern Tier as they try to meet as many prospective voters as possible before the November special election

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Apalachin Man Seeking 52nd District Senate Seat

A second Tioga County resident has announced he wants to be on the November ballot for the special election for the state Senate seat previously held by Republican Thomas Libous.

51-year-old Richard Purtell said he wants to secure the Libertarian Party line

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Senate Candidate Barbara Fiala Interviewed [Audio]

Former Broome County executive Barbara Fiala says she's the right person to represent the 52nd Senate district in Albany.

Fiala - who also served as Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in the Cuomo administration - discussed some of the issues she'll be running on during a live interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

The interview aired o

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Akshar and Fiala To Battle For State Senate Seat

Frederick Akshar, the Broome County undersheriff, has announced he's running for the state Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Thomas Libous.

Akshar became undersheriff a few weeks ago. He launched his campaign with a formal announcement in the town of Dickinson August 4

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News [file]

Broome Undersheriff Preparing For Senate Bid

Broome County Undersheriff Frederick Akshar is getting ready to run for the state Senate seat vacated by Thomas Libous.

Akshar, who was promoted to the second-highest post in the sheriff's office last month, is expected to announce his candidacy soon

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Cuomo Wants Fiala to Succeed Libous in Senate

Governor Andrew Cuomo has started campaigning for Barbara Fiala for the state Senate seat vacated with the federal court conviction of Thomas Libous.

Less than 24 hours after Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, Cuomo said Fiala - a former Broome County executive - would "be fantastic" as a candidate

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Photo: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Photo: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

New York Lawmaker Outraged Over License Deal

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti of Buffalo says he is outraged over the Department of Motor Vehicles awarding the contract to print driver's licenses to a Canadian company.

Grisanti says the Ottawa company's bid was $38 million higher than the lowest bid, which was offered by the British company that has been handling the work for more than a decade

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