Longway Is Legal Resident, Will Be On Ballot


Pamelia Town Supervisor Larry Longway is legal after all.

That's the ruling from the Jefferson County Board of Elections.

There was a question about whether Longway is a legal resident of Pamelia because he owns a home in Florida.

That could have affected whether Longway is on the ballot in November, assuming he gets past a primary challenge next Tuesday.

Republican Elections Commissioner Jerry Eaton said the Board of Elections subpoenaed records from Florida and Longway provided evidence, including his drivers license, electric bill and personal banking statements, attesting to his residency in the town.

The Board of Elections confirmed that Longway moved his official address to a commercial address, Long-Park Tire on Route 342, after selling his home earlier this year. 

The Board of Elections says because the town of Pamelia has no restrictions against a person living at a commercial property, Longway's voting residence is valid and its investigation is over.

Longway, who has served as town supervisor since 2003, is facing a Republican challenge in next Tuesday's primary. 

Longway says his wife is a resident of Florida, but he decided to live here. 

He told 7 News the complaint against him was politically motivated.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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