He supports a “long-term vision” to invest state dollars in central New York’s strengths, such as agriculture, the environment, health care and transportation.
Mannion: He says his background will benefit the district, which has parts of the Finger Lakes and other water bodies. (He is an Advanced Placement biology teacher at West Genesee High School in Camillus.) He supports the work of certain groups, such as the Owasco Watershed Lake Association, but recognized that they can’t do the work on their own.
“They need state funds and they need people to come and help to make sure that we are proactive when it comes to the problems with harmful algal blooms or when it comes to concentrated toxins in our environment.” He added that it needs to be a high priority for state government.
Renna: She supports the Department of Environmental Conservation’s mitigation plans, calling them “robust.” She also referenced an article that 20% of the nutrient loading is due to the erosion of roadways. She supports additional funding for infrastructure to prevent nutrients from getting into the watersheds.
Renna: This has been a top priority for Renna during her campaign. She supports the repeal of the bail reform law. She thinks it should’ve been a standalone bill that was debated in the state Legislature. She also believes stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, should’ve been involved in the discussions.