A Tompkins County Elections Preview, For Your Listening Pleasure

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Next Tuesday, June 13, in collaboration with WRFI News, TruthSayers News will premiere a series of radio interviews with candidates running for the Tompkins County legislature.

On June 6, Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers News talked to Nick Reynolds, managing editor of the Ithaca Times, about the issues that are sure to be Hot Button points of discussion in the campaign ahead.

You can listen to the 14-minute conversation with the embedded audio player below or at the link on archive.org.

Issues we discuss include housing, the possible county jail expansion, the question of how tax abatements should be applied to local development, and the countywide living wage campaign that’s going to start in earnest soon.

The first candidate to sit down for an interview with WRFI News will be Michael Koplinka-Loehr, Democrat of Lansing, who is challenging Mike Sigler, a Republican, in the 6th district. The interview will air on WRFI News, 88.1 FM, during the 6 p.m. broadcast on Tuesday, June 13.

The handy map below of current legislators and districts is taken from the website for Carolina Osorio Gil’s campaign in the third district. No endorsement is implied, of course, except of Caleb Thomas’s design acumen.

If you are a candidate for Tompkins County legislature or you know someone who is and you have not signed up for an interview time, please email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org at your earliest convenience.


Josh Brokaw is an independent reporter based in Ithaca, N.Y.

Email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org with tips, story suggestions, and gentle criticism.

Twitter: @jdbrokaw