Syracuse, N.Y. – The Onondaga County Republican Committee selected the party’s slate of candidates for the 2024 elections in a meeting Friday night at Driver’s Village in Cicero.
Only two seats were contested – the 48th Senate District and a judge’s position for Onondaga County Family Court.
Fanny Villarreal, executive director of the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, won the GOP designation for the Senate seat over Caleb Slater, of Syracuse.
In the 50th Senate District, Salina Town Supervisor Nick Paro was unopposed in his bid for the Republican designation.
Paro also won the Oswego County Republican designation last month. The 50th District spans some of the largest towns in Onondaga County and a portion of Oswego County that includes its southern towns and the cities of Oswego and Fulton.
In the Onondaga County Family Court race, Syracuse lawyer Jason Zeigler won the Republican designation over Tom Babilon.
The Onondaga County Republican Committee also elected a new party chair Friday night.
Joe Carni, 33, of Syracuse, was unopposed in his bid to succeed Benedicte Doran, who decided not to seek election to a new term. Carni previously served six years on the Syracuse Common Council.
Here’s a look at the candidates who received the party’s designation for 2024:
22nd Congressional District
Rep. Brandon Williams, R-Sennett
48th Senate District
Fanny Villarreal, town of Onondaga
50th Senate District
Nick Paro, Salina
126th Assembly District
John Lemondes, R-LaFayette
127th Assembly District
Tim Kelly, Manlius
128th Assembly District
Daniel Ciciarelli, Salina
129th Assembly District
Onondaga County Family Court judge
Syracuse City Court judge (pick 2)
The Onondaga County Democratic Committee voted for its slate of candidates Thursday night.