Objections to primary petitions made against both Rep. Richard Hanna and Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney won’t move forward, according to a state Board of Elections spokesman.
Tenney, a Republican from New Hartford, is looking to primary incumbent Hanna, from Barneveld, in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Michael Kicinski, an unemployed electronic engineer from Earlville, is also looking to take the GOP line.
Donald Jeror filed the complaints against Hanna’s Independence and Republican petitions but a BOE spokesman said the objections were filed four days too late. The BOE will recommend that those objections don’t stand, a BOE spokesman said.
Objections filed against Tenney’s petitions were never followed up on with specific objections in time, a BOE spokesman said. Those objections won’t stand either.
Objections to Kicinski’s petitions were filed correctly. A bipartisan panel will go over those objections Monday, the spokesman said.
That means it looks like at least Tenney and Hanna will face off in the June 24 primary. There’s so far no Democratic challenger.
Tenney’s 101st Assembly district nicks the borders of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties and meanders northward through Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer and Oneida counties. She’s serving her second term in Albany and the seat is up for reelection this year.
The 22nd Congressional district is comprised of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Oswego and Tioga counties.