In an emotionally charged primary for the Republican spot on the ticket for Oneida County Executive, incumbent Anthony Picente had a relatively easy victory over David Gordon.
- Anthony Picente 4,563
- David Gordon 2,249
The primary win paves the way for Picente to meet Mike Hennessy in November. There was a challenge to Hennessy’s Democratic petitions, but a judges ruling put him back on the ballot. However, a notice of appeal has been filed regarding that court decision.
Eyewitness News reached out to Mr. Gordon for his reaction to the primary results. This was his response.
“If these results are accurate, which I believe they are not, this area is completely shot, beyond hope and at the point of no return. If this results are accurate, welfare, corporate welfare and mentally debilitated people are the only people left here. No real, reputable Republican would vote for Anthony Picente. My family is moving south and all the liberal RINOS can enjoy this socialist, backward thinking/voting community.”