Barbara Fiala

After the Race
Governor Cuomo - who had said he would "do whatever I can do to elect Barbara Fiala" to the state Senate - didn't call his former DMV commissioner after she lost the special election to Republican Frederick Akshar. Fiala was the Democratic candidate in the race to fill the unexpired term of Republican Thomas Libous, who was forced out of the Senate after he was convicted of lying to the
Akshar Interview
Fred Akshar, the Republican candidate for the 52nd District New York State Senate seat, was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program on Wednesday. Akshar is facing Democrat Barbara Fiala in a November 3 special election. The winner will fill the Senate seat which had been held for nearly three decades by Thomas Libous...
Senate Debate
A debate featuring the candidates for the 52nd District New York State Senate seat will be broadcast Thursday evening. Republican Fred Akshar and Democrat Barbara Fiala discussed a range of issues during a session recorded Tuesday afternoon at the WBNG-TV studios in Johnson City...
No New Trial
Former state Senator Thomas Libous has lost a bid to have his conviction for lying to the FBI thrown out. U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti rejected the contention of the former senator's attorney that the July conviction by a federal jury was based on insufficient evidence...
Poll: Akshar Ahead
A poll of likely voters in the 52nd New York State Senate District shows Republican Fred Akshar with a big lead over Democrat Barbara Fiala. The Time Warner Cable News/Siena College survey indicated 59 percent of those who expressed a preference said they would vote for Akshar if the election was held today...
Campaigning at Stadium
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. They're vying to replace Republican Thomas Libous, who was convicted of lying to the FBI...
Another Senate Candidate
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...
Senate Candidate Interview
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...
NY Senate Race Underway
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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