ONEONTA – Independent county board candidate Wilson Wells in is for the duration.
The county Board of Elections this morning rejected a challenge to independent Wilson Wells’ petitions to run in District 14, Oneonta’s Wards 7 and 8. The election is Nov. 5.
The challenge was filed by retiring Ward * Common Council member Joe Ficano, a Democrat. A fellow Democrat, Jill Basile, is running in District 14, and would have been unopposed if Wells had been knocked off the ballot.
“This is simply another example of the same old partisan politics that we’re all unfortunately used to,” Wells said today. “It’s unfortunate that somebody would want to silence the voices of many voters and leave a significant race with only one candidate. I’m running to ensure that every single person in District 14 has a voice, not just those in my own party.”