Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)– Democratic candidate for Onondaga County Executive, Tony Malavenda, cast his vote at Nottingham High School this morning, before the start of his Election Day appearances.
“It’ll be a busy, heavy, hectic day, and I’m sure it’s gonna be stressful, to some extent, but I’m looking forward to the whole day, actually. I’m kinda psyched. I think it’s gonna be fun, all day long. That’s kinda where I am right now, who knows where I’ll be tonight, we’ll see,” Malavenda said.
After weeks of negative ads directed toward his republican opponent, Ryan McMahon, Malavenda is hopeful for the impact this year’s election will have on issues like voter turnout, government transparency and voter apathy.
“If you go back four years ago, the last time these county wide races were run, my race was run, the voter turnout was in the teens. That’s not even democracy in a way; you got such a small percentage of population re-electing someone, but I think that’s really a function of government itself here, county government in particular, just not really being all that transparent,” Malavenda said. “And, a lot of the stuff that we’ve been talking about for the last six months, I believe has been resonating with people, and I’m psyched about that, right? That’s something that I’ll take away with me, whether or not I win this thing.”
Throughout Election Day, Tony Malavenda spent his morning at the Election Day Breakfast at the Dunbar Center and plans to take part in the Spaghetti Supper at Our Lady of Pompei.
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