Elections

September 26, 2020

OLEAN, NY — Democratic congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano came to Olean Saturday for a Town Hall meeting in Franchot Park. Mitrano is running against Republican Rep. Tom Reed in the 23rd District, which incldes the Greater Olean area. Full story to follow. Sign Up for E-News to get top ...

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OLEAN, NY — Tracy Mitrano, the Democratic congressional candidate in District 23, will hold a Town Hall meeting in Franchot Park on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mitrano said she plans to focus on economic development during the event. She is running against Republican incumbent Tom Reed in ...

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OLEAN, NY — The third Saturday in September started out in the 30s, but that did not stop vendors or customers from being at the weekly Saturday REAP Farmers' Market under the shelter at Lincoln Park. Nor did it stop two members of the Zonta Club of Olean from sitting at a table outside the ...

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The congressional district that includes the Greater Olean area has had a poor census response rate in 2020, and that could damage the area fiscally and politically, Tracy Mitrano said during a media call Thursday. Mitrano, the Democratic challenger for the 23rd congressional district, said the ...

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Tracy Mitrano opened her weekly media call Thursday by criticizing Rep. Tom Reed for his silence on statements anonymous sources say President Donald Trump made about veterans who died in battle. Mitrano, the Democratic challenger for the 23rd congressional district, which includes the Greater ...

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The Olean Racial Justice Coalition partnered with the League of Women Voters in Lincoln Park Tuesday night between 6 and 8 o'clock to provide voter registration and to protest racial and societal inequalities. Roughly 25 protesters lined the edges of the roundabout at East State and South Union ...

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Tracy Mitrano said she understands that people use political party membership as a narrative to express who they are and where they stand on issues. However, she sees a divide between the Democratic and Republican parties, showcased in the recent national conventions: one blatantly lies, and the ...

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For the second consecutive day, Rep. Tom Reed blamed extremism and radicalism for vandalism to his campaign office. Without offering evidence for the motivations behind the vandalism, Reed said he will make “no apologies for calling it what it is.” A vandal threw a brick through a window in ...

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Nine hours after a vandal threw a brick through a window in his Corning campaign office, Rep. Tom Reed emphasized that violence is never the answer to political differences. Those, he said, must be settled at the ballot box.  The incident is estimated to have taken place around 1:30 a.m.

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Democratic congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano on Thursday criticized incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Reed for failing to bring more accessible broadband to the 23rd congressional district, which includes the Greater Olean area. During a media call with reporters, Mitrano said that after 10 ...

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Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed three bills into law that are designed to make it easier for New Yorkers to vote in November. The new laws will allow absentee ballot applications to be submitted to the Board of Elections immediately; enable voters who risk or fear illnesses, including ...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening voters’ ability to cast their ballots in person this November, an increase in mail-in voting is considered a solution.   However, critics, including President Donald Trump, question the reliability and feasibility of conducting a significant portion of the ...

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The debate taking place in the District 23 congressional race is a debate about debates. Republican incumbent Rep. Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano have very different opinions about how they might square off in an exchange before voters. “Contrary to culture and tradition of ...

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Tracy Mitrano celebrated presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. “I think it’s an excellent choice for the Democrats to make,” Mitrano said during her Thursday media call. She added she believes Harris, whose mother ...

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Campaign expenditures have emerged as an issue in the 23rd Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano.  Senior Advisor for Tom Reed for Congress Matt Coker issued a statement on Aug. 5 that Mitrano “pocketed” campaign funds for her ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A St. Bonaventure University associate professor contends that emotions have become more central to political life in America than facts and knowledge. “Social scientists and journalists alike have largely been trained to think of the public as rational, unemotional, ...

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Tracy Mitrano opened her Thursday media call by discussing the new GOP stimulus bill, the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act. HEALS, announced in the Senate Monday, is a stimulus package of roughly $1 trillion, including $1,200 in stimulus checks, unemployment ...

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The Cattaraugus County Board of Elections has scheduled dates and set sites for early voting in the Nov. 3 general election. The two sites are: Jamestown Community College Olean Campus, Community Room in the College Center, 260 N. Union St., Olean. Cattaraugus County Board of Elections ...

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Tracy Mitrano said she believes Rep. Tom Reed’s unwillingness to meet with her for debates this year and during the 2018 election cycle is a disservice to the 23rd congressional district.  During her weekly Thursday media call, Mitrano, the Democratic challenger for the district, which includes ...

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“We are all concerned about how to get this country going again, and there’s no more focused area about where we care than our children,” Tracy Mitrano said at the start of the July 22 edition of her online show Tuesday Talks with Tracy. "Children going to school are not an island unto ...

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All the men on both sides of Tracy Mitrano’s family have served in the military since World War II. Because of that, her family has had a long-standing tradition of supporting veterans. During her Thursday media call, Mitrano spoke of her family's military history and said she was pleased to ...

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During her weekly show, “Tuesday Talks with Tracy,” Tracy Mitrano spoke with two veterans and an affordable housing professional hoping to get their perspectives on veterans’ experiences and to discuss what the government can do better to assist them. After introductions, Mitrano, the Democratic ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — In a paper posted Tuesday by the Jandoli Institute, Phillip G. Payne, chair of the History Department at St. Bonaventure University, examined how the flu pandemic of 1918 impacted the 1920 presidential campaign and how the coronavirus may affect the 2020 race for the White ...

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Tracy Mitrano believes reopening the economy and reopening school systems are important issues to address. The politicizing of both issues, however, puts essential workers in danger. “We have to get politics out of the school reopening issue, just as we direly need to get politics out of how ...

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Tracy Mitrano expressed joy after marrying her partner of four years, Vickie Everett, on June 30.  “It was very hastily put together, but we’re very happy,” Mitrano, the Democratic challenger for the 23rd congressional district, said in an interview with TAPinto Greater Olean Monday.  Mitrano ...

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Tracy Mitrano said she plans for victory in her campaign for the 23rd congressional district, which includes the Greater Olean area.  “I could not be more thankful to the thousands of people that have supported this campaign for three years now,” Mitrano said during a media call ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Racial Justice Coalition has made its first political endorsement, supporting Tracy Mitrano’s bid for the 23rd congressional district. The coalition, formed to support Black Lives Matter in the aftermath of the George Floyd death at the hands of police, lists more than ...

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OLEAN, NY — Unofficial primary election totals from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections show Lawrence A. Bennion Jr. ahead of Mary K. Fay in the Ward 1 Republican primary by a margin of 44-19. The totals do not include absentee ballots. Voters had until Monday to mail absentee ...

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Discrimination against transgender people, abuse of power by police, the Black Lives Matter movement, Joe Biden, New York’s re-opening, the postal service, rural broadband, Rep. Tom Reed, marijuana legalization and non-disclosure agreements were among the topics Tracy Mitrano tackled in her town ...

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Tracy Mitrano has been called an extremist for voicing support for the Justice In Policing Act of 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement. In an interview with TAPinto Greater Olean Friday, the Democratic challenger for the 23rd congressional district, recalled a man in a car “threw the finger” ...

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