Democrats on the party changing its presidential primary calendar – WXXI Connections

I appeared on WXXI Connections to discuss the Democrats changing their primary calendar. You can listen to this hour long program below where I gave some insight on why I believe this was a good move and answered host and listener questions.

January 6th 2nd Anniversary Memorial Remarks

I was honored to be a speaker at the Federal Building in Syracuse in a memorial remembering the Insurrection of January 6th on its second anniversary. I speak second but here is the whole rally. I joined Tom Keck of CNY Solidarity, NYS Senator Rachel May, Public Citizen’s Christine wood, Onondaga Votes Mary Kuhn andContinue reading “January 6th 2nd Anniversary Memorial Remarks”

The Capitol Pressroom: Temperatures heat up at polling sites

Sept. 27, 2022 – Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny explains how tensions have escalated in recent years at polling sites and advocates for legislation imposing tougher penalties for threatening election workers. Subscribe to for all content and election news updates

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 Subscribe to for all content and election related news

Connect NY: Redistricting

I was honored to appear as a panelist on the WCNY Program Connect NY on their July 25, 2022 episode on Redistricting. We talked about the downfall of the NY redistricting process and the promise of the Syracuse Redistricting Commission. It was a great discussion and I was honored to be on there and proudContinue reading “Connect NY: Redistricting”

Newsmakers: Primary Races for Governor – WSYR9

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Early voting opens this weekend in the primary races for governor. Tal Axelrod, a reporter for the Hill, joins Newsmakers to discuss the state of the races, both the Democratic and Republican. Onondaga County Elections Commissioners Dustin Czarny and Michele Sardo talk about early voting.Onondaga County early voting locations and hoursContinue reading “Newsmakers: Primary Races for Governor – WSYR9”

Newsmakers: Congressional vacancy forced by Reed resignation could force five elections for some voters

I joined Andrew Donovan for an extended look at the multiple hurdles Boards of Elections have to face in 2022 elections. Congressman Tom Reed’s sudden resignation will likely force another election for voters in New York’s 23rd District. A special election to fill his vacancy will likely fall between the first primary in June andContinue reading “Newsmakers: Congressional vacancy forced by Reed resignation could force five elections for some voters”

What Voting Means to Me Podcast

I was honored to appear on this great podcast. Dr. Mara Suttman and I discuss my journey in politics going from my earliest memories of when I realized we are in a Democracy. We discussed the importance of voting and protecting the vote, as well as what voting means to me: The symbolization of hope.Continue reading “What Voting Means to Me Podcast”

Newsmakers: Democrats pass new congressional districts to Republican’s dismay; how changes impact CNY voters – WSYR9

I appear with other guests to talk about the impact of the new congressional maps on New York State and CNY after redistricting. Subscribe to for all content and election updates