Syracuse lawmakers approve new Common Council districts drawn by citizen-led commission – WRVO

Onondaga County Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny thinks other governments could follow suit. “I think this is a win for citizen-led redistricting, and I think people across the state are going to be looking at this.” https://www.wrvo.org/2022-09-13/syracuse-lawmakers-approve-new-common-council-districts-drawn-by-citizen-led-commission

The Weekly Wonk: Early Voting in the August 2022 Primary

Welcome to the #weeklywonk. This is my weekly blog about statistics, registration data, and election law on my website, dustinczarny.com. This is a rebrand of my #wonkywednesday and #sundaythoughts columns I have been writing since 2020. In merging these two side projects together I am hoping to be a little more regular in my production.Continue reading “The Weekly Wonk: Early Voting in the August 2022 Primary”

Syracuse can lead the nation by ratifying citizen-led redistricting (Editorial Board Opinion)

“Syracuse has a chance to make history Monday. The Syracuse Common Council is scheduled to vote on new council districts drawn by a citizen-led, independent commission. Communities around the country are watching this experiment in democracy.” https://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2022/09/syracuse-can-lead-the-nation-by-ratifying-citizen-led-redistricting-editorial-board-opinion.html This redistricting process in Syracuse is a model for how redistricting should be done. I am posting thisContinue reading “Syracuse can lead the nation by ratifying citizen-led redistricting (Editorial Board Opinion)”

Central Current Radio Episode 6

In this episode of Central Current Radio, Host Rick Wright and Editor-in-Chief Julie McMahon talk local politics and the upcoming midterm elections with longtime Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny. For the latest coverage from the Central Current team go to centralcurrent.org/. Subscribe to dustinczarny.com for all content and election related news

Zoom with Czarny: GSLC President Mark Spadafore

This week I sit down with Mark Spadafore, President of the Greater Syracuse Labor Council and Upstate Political Director for 1199 SEIU. We talk about the state of CNY and American labor. We also touch on the renaissance of the labor movement. Finally we talk politics about this fall’s elections. Enjoy. Subscribe to dustinczarny.com forContinue reading “Zoom with Czarny: GSLC President Mark Spadafore”

On Changing Traditions or How I Learned to Relax and Become a Buffalo Bills Fan.

In the fifth grade I had been diagnosed with a bone infection. It came on suddenly and within days I was unable to walk. I spent 6 weeks in the hospital and another 6 weeks at home as I recovered from this near-death infection. My hospital stay started in December of 1983. As I enteredContinue reading “On Changing Traditions or How I Learned to Relax and Become a Buffalo Bills Fan.”

Justin Coretti wins Conservative Party primary for NY Senate after recount – Syracuse.com

“The final vote was 279 votes for Coretti and 265 votes for Abbott, according to Onondaga County Election Commissioner Dustin Czarny.” https://www.syracuse.com/politics/2022/09/justin-coretti-wins-conservative-party-primary-for-ny-senate-after-recount.html

Commissioner in a Car: The August Primary is certified, now onto the General Election

Results of the hand count for #SD48 are in and Justin Corretti maintained his 14 vote lead and will create a 3-way race for #sd48 this fall. Also our eyes turn to the General Election as we await New York State Board of Elections certification next week. Go to onvote.net to get election information. SubscribeContinue reading “Commissioner in a Car: The August Primary is certified, now onto the General Election”

The Weekly Wonk: New York’s 22nd Congressional District

Welcome to the #weeklywonk. This is my weekly blog about statistics, registration data, and election law on my website, dustinczarny.com. This is a rebrand of my #wonkywednesday and #sundaythoughts columns I have been writing since 2020. In merging these two side projects together I am hoping to be a little more regular in my production.Continue reading “The Weekly Wonk: New York’s 22nd Congressional District”