Editorials

This is my collection of Editorial and Opinion essays I have written over the years. Sometimes these are published in various newspapers but many times just for readers on my social media pages.

Statement on Release of census data and proposed hearing during Early Voting Hours and unusual interference by the County Executive in Reapportionment Committee process.

Statement from Dustin M. Czarny Onondaga County Elections Commissioner (D) and member of the Onondaga County Re-Apportionment Committee Date: October 16, 2021 Subject: Release of census data and proposed hearing during Early Voting Hours and unusual interference by the County Executive in our process. Late Friday evening I much of the Census Data I have…

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CNY Inspirations: Accomplishing the best you can is more important than perfection

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY. It was part of a three part series and can be found here:  https://www.syracuse.com/living/2021/08/cny-inspirations-accomplishing-the-best-you-can-is-more-important-than-perfection.html My vocation for many years was live theatre. I retired from theater on Feb. 29, 2020, just days before our world changed. I took on theatre with no formal training…

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CNY Inspirations: Protecting the dreams of citizens through the right to vote

I agreed to do a 3 part series on inspiration for Interfaith works and syracuse.com.  This article is the 2nd of 3 and appeared on syracuse.com here:  https://www.syracuse.com/living/2021/08/cny-inspirations-protecting-the-dreams-of-citizens-through-the-right-to-vote.html The practice of democracy is not just a vocation for me, but it is also an inspiration. Becoming a Commissioner of Elections in 2013 was the culmination of…

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CNY Inspirations: Drawing inspiration from a heritage that chose me

I agreed to do a 3 part series on inspiration for Interfaith works and syracuse.com.  This article is the first of 3 and appeared on syracuse.com here:  https://www.syracuse.com/living/2021/08/cny-inspirations-drawing-inspiration-from-a-heritage-that-chose-me.html When my parents were divorced, I found out the man I always knew as my father was not my biological father. Over the next several years, I struggled…

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To preserve fair elections, Onondaga County needs to invest more money (Commentary)

This originally was published by syraucse.com on April 26, 2021 https://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2021/04/to-preserve-fair-elections-onondaga-county-needs-to-invest-more-money-commentary.html I am reporting it here to add to my essays on my Tumblr blog on elections. It was welcome news that the American Rescue Plan had direct aid to local governments as part of its overall relief package passed into law in early March.…

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