60th Senate district candidates prepare for election day

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – With election Tuesday looming, candidates for New York’s 60th Senate district seat prepared in the best ways they know how.

Incumbent Independence candidate Mark Grisanti lost the Republican primary, but wasted no time with getting the word out to voters, he engaged them personally in a house-to-house campaign Monday.

Grisanti said he is counting on moderate Republicans and Democrats to vote for him Tuesday.

Sen. Mark Grisanti spent the day knocking on doors in north Buffalo.

“My ads in this general election have all been positive,” Grisanti said. “We’ve been talking about what I’ve been doing with regards for example the medical marijuana issue, chemicals in children’s products, the Buffalo Billion.”

But Kevin Stocker, the winner of the Republican primary, said he spent a year and a half going door-to-door, so he spent the day with his children.

Stocker said all other issues take a back seat to the issue of corruption in Albany, which he vows fight against if elected.

“It had to do with earning the trust of the voters. It’s really that simple,” Stocker said. “They don’t feel like they’re the boss. They see all the special interest groups in control.”

Marc Panepinto spoke with potential voters in a cooperative market in Lexington.

Marc Panepinto wants to target the progressive wing of the Democratic party. He spent the day at the Lexington Co-op.

“I think the hydrofracking issue has had a lot of resonance across the district,” Panepinto said. “We represent 42 miles of waterfront. People from Tonawanda to Hamburg don’t want fracking fluids treated in their water and going into Lake Erie and the Niagara River”

Although Tim Gallagher is running on the Conservative line, he couldn’t be reached for comment.




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