LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC News) – Election Day is bringing controversy to Onondaga County this year. The County Executive position is up for vote and the race between Republican incumbent Ryan McMahon and Democratic challenger Tony Malavenda has not been quiet. Malavenda’s campaign ads suggest to voters that McMahon is not fit for the job.
Glenda Chapel, a Liverpool voter, suggests that Malavenda’s ads may be driving voters away himself.
“I don’t care for dirty politics and dirty campaigning,” Chapel said. “I am voting based on how I feel the job will be done.”
The ads mention McMahon’s involvement in a fraud scheme years ago.
Virginia Welcher, another Liverpool voter, feels Malavenda went too far.
“Just a candidate being more unpleasant towards the other than was necessary,” Welcher said.
Voting is open until nine tonight and we’ll know better what effect the negative ads have when the results are released.