Record number of refugees seek elected office in Syracuse this year – Syracuse.com

Despite roughly 10,000 refugees in Syracuse, not one has ever been elected to local office. Dustin Czarny, a Democratic election commissioner, said, to his knowledge, no refugee has ever even received a major party nomination for a seat in local government.

“I can’t think of any New American who’s ever been a serious candidate for office,” he said.

Officials have credited the influx of refugees with steadying the city’s long-dwindling population.

“The whole North Side is being transformed,” Czarny said.

Record number of refugees seek elected office in Syracuse this year – syracuse.com

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