Third-party candidate enters Spafford town board race

Joe Vecchio to run on Spafford People's Party line

A third-party candidate has entered the race for two town board seats in Spafford. Joe Vecchio will run for councilor on the Spafford People’s Party line.

He will challenge Democrats Kathy Bragg-Adams (an incumbent) and Chris Fesko and Republicans Donald Plath and David Venezia. The Republicans for town office will also carry the Spafford United Party endorsement. Councilor in Spafford is a four-year term.

Vecchio was most recently in the news for debuting his documentary on the Syracuse Post-Standard, titled “The Post Standard and the Reader,” at Skaneateles High School in April.

A tentative list of candidates for the general election including party affiliations and endorsements can be found on the Onondaga Country Board of Elections website.

In other election news, Michaleal Plochocki, the sixth district Onondaga County Legislator will run for re-election uncontested. The sixth district includes the towns of Marcellus, Skaneateles, Spafford, Otisco and parts of Camillus. Plochocki will run under the Republican, Conservative and independent lines. County legislators serve a two-year term.

The Nov. 5 ballot will also have referendums for six constitutional amendments.

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