Borrello Could Face Primary Challenge If Special Election Is Not Called

MAYVILLE – Unless New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a special election to fill the vacant term of State Senator Cathy Young, Republican George Borrello could face a primary challenge.

Borrello confirmed to WNYNewsNow Thursday morning that Allegany Board of Legislators Chairman Curt Crandall is seeking the GOP nomination. He said a primary could happen, but everything depends on what Cuomo decides to do.

Cuomo could name a Republican to fill the unexpired seat or call a special election.

Stock image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.

Borrello said the many recent changes to election laws may raise some legal questions because a November election could possibly be considered a special election because it is an off-cycle election.

Crandall is hoping to secure the Republican nomination that Borrello is also seeking. Borrello recently received support from every committee in the district.

Crandall is circulating petitions for the nomination, as is Borrello.

Young resigned her 57th Senate District position to take a position outside of government.


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