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Examining significant election results in the Finger Lakes

Stephen Valentino and Michael Mills on "Connections"
Megan Mack
Stephen Valentino and Michael Mills on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, November 10, 2023

Two Finger Lakes cities, two rather different outcomes.

For the Democratic Committee in Geneva, it was a gamble to go against incumbent Democratic mayor Steve Valentino. But the party was looking for someone more overtly progressive. Republicans invited Valentino to run on their line, and he won a close race. Meanwhile, in Canandaigua, Democrats swept this year’s City Council races.

This hour, our guests talk about the dynamics in their cities, and the work ahead. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.