After originally saying she would not run for Congress this year, apparently Juanita Perez Williams, a former attorney for the city of Syracuse and ex-Navy JAG officer who fared badly in the last Syracuse Mayor’s race (losing 54-38% to Republican Ben Walsh), is circulating petitions to qualify for the ballot.
In order to advance to the general election and face two-term Rep. John Katko (R-Syracuse), she will have to get past Dana Balter, the local Democratic Party endorsed candidate for the June 26th federal primary, however. Ms. Williams was a top recruitment target for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) after the party leadership failed to convince former Mayor Stephanie Miner to run. Though the 24th CD leans Democratic, Rep. Katko has put up a pair of strong 58% victories in his two elections to the House.
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