See all Onondaga County Republican candidates for 2024 elections

Election Day 2023

A voter fills out a ballot at a polling station in the Aloft Hotel in Syracuse, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.Katrina Tulloch |

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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

No candidate

Onondaga County Family Court judge

Jason Zeigler

Syracuse City Court judge (pick 2)

No candidates

The Onondaga County Democratic Committee voted for its slate of candidates Thursday night.

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