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Local Democrats seek to replace Spaull

Jan 17, 2019

The race to replace Rochester City Councilwoman Elaine Spaull starts now.
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Candidates are already lining up to replace Rochester City Councilwoman Elaine Spaull. The Democrat announced Wednesday that she won’t seek re-election.

Monroe County Democratic Committee spokeswoman Briana Scott tells WXXI News that the committee’s endorsement process will start now and conclude in mid-February. 

“We look forward to nominating a strong progressive candidate to fill her seat,” Scott says. “We already have a number of qualified individuals who have expressed interest.”

It’s expected that a primary will be held later this year for the seat, which Spaull has held for 11 years.