Parties tap county clerk hopefuls

Marchione’s Senate victory will leave vacancy to be filled by appointment

— “I would love to have an opportunity to serve the county in that position,” said Southworth. I would help tax payers by saving money and controlling expenditures. That is one thing the governor and I see eye to eye on. That was one of the reasons behind the 2 percent tax cap. I’ve shown that I am fiscally conservative and that could be a benefit to the county.”

If Cuomo makes an appointment, that person would have to run in November to keep the job. Southworth said she thinks the voters would support her.

“I believe I am the best candidate not only for the position but to be able to hold the position in an election,” she said.

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