RANDOLPH – Democratic Congressional Candidate Ian Golden of Ithaca is the winner of this past weekend’s western southern tier Democratic straw poll for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
According to party officials, nearly 200 Democrats participated representing all eleven counties in the congressional district.
The final results found Golden, a businessman from Tompkins County, receiving 30 percent of the vote. Coming in second was Attorney Eddie Sundquist, Chautauqua County, 26 percent; College Administrator Tracy Mitrano, Yates County, 24 percent; and Air Force retiree Attorney Max Della Pia, Tioga County, 14 percent. The remaining candidates received less than 10% of the votes.
Organizing the event were Democratic Chairs Frank Puglisi, Cattaraugus County; Mike McCormick, Allegany County and Norman P. Green, Chautauqua County.
WRFA will be talking with Golden during this week’s edition of Community Matters, Thursday Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.