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

Democratic legislators sue Onondaga County for gerrymandering – WAER

“PlanScore, a non-profit website by the campaign legal center, another non-profit entity, scored the plan in February of 2020 and said that in 94% of all results, Republicans would lead the county legislature. That is in a county where Democrats have a large plurality of registered voters. In fact, Republicans are the third in OnondagaContinue reading “Democratic legislators sue Onondaga County for gerrymandering – WAER”

Onondaga County Democrats file formal complaint over new district maps – Spectrum News

“This process was designed at the start to put a partisan gerrymander to ensure a minority rule of Republicans on the county Legislature. And our experts that we are bringing forth in our proceedings will show this,” said Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny. https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/politics/2022/08/18/onondaga-county-democrats-file-formal-complaint-over-new-district-maps

Democratic lawmakers sue Onondaga County, claiming legislative maps are ‘a nullity’ – Syracuse.com

“I’m taking the rare step of joining this lawsuit because I believe in fair districting and I believe that the voters of Onondaga County were not served by the process,’’ Czarny said. https://www.syracuse.com/news/2022/08/democratic-lawmakers-sue-onondaga-county-claiming-legislative-maps-are-a-nullity.html

Democrats accuse Onondaga County of “racially” gerrymandered district map – CNYCentral.com

“They did not take into account the public comments that were given, they did not take into account the public calls to have a more inclusive and open public hearing schedule over a longer period of time,” according to Dustin Czarny. “They rushed to put their maps in place in effort to beat Governor HochulContinue reading “Democrats accuse Onondaga County of “racially” gerrymandered district map – CNYCentral.com”

Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County map

I took part in a Press Conference today with Legislator Chris Ryan and Common Council President Helen Hudson announcing the filing of a legal challenge to the Onondaga County Legislative maps which we allege are a partisan and racial gerrymander in violation of the Onondaga County Charter, the Municipal Home Rule Law, and NY Constitution.Continue reading “Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County map”

Democrats in Onondaga County file lawsuit over County Legislature’s new voting maps – WSYR 9

“They made the illegal decision to have the county legislature draw their own maps and pass their own maps,” Czarny said. “Which are also illegal.” “The redistricting commission known as the reapportionment commission took only three weeks from inception to finish, to vote on maps,” he added. https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/democrats-in-onondaga-county-file-lawsuit-over-county-legislatures-new-voting-maps/

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”

Zoom with Czarny: Chris Ryan Onondaga County Legislator Democratic Floor Leader

In this week’s zoom with Czarny I speak to Christopher Ryan, 8th district Onondaga County Legislator, Floor Leader for the Onondaga County Legislature Democrats, and co founder of Fair Maps CNY. We talk about the surprising change in leadership at the Onondaga County Legislature, the progress of the lawsuit against the GOP drawn maps, andContinue reading “Zoom with Czarny: Chris Ryan Onondaga County Legislator Democratic Floor Leader”

Syracuse, Onondaga County redistricting efforts face community pushback – The Daily Orange

The city’s commission can serve as the direct inspiration for what Onondaga County should do next, Czarny said. “One good thing we are getting out of this with the county is that we are getting a close look at what we should be doing, which is the Syracuse process, and exactly what we shouldn’t beContinue reading “Syracuse, Onondaga County redistricting efforts face community pushback – The Daily Orange”