Preview of Tuesday's Primary Elections

Preview of Tuesday's Primary Elections

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Tuesday is primary day, and north country voters have decisions to make.

The biggest races Tuesday are in the city of Watertown, where city council seats and a city court judgeship are being voted on.

There are five candidates for city council, Ryan Henry-Wilkinson, Lisa Ruggiero, Cliff Olney, as well as current city council members Steve Jennings and Teresa Macaluso. After Tuesday's vote, the field will be narrowed down to the top four.

Some of the issues: the long running labor dispute between the city fire department and city hall, and a proposed needle exchange in downtown Watertown.

There are about 11,000 eligible voters Tuesday, but based on past elections, expect a vote of around 2,500 people.

The city court race pits incumbent judge Catherine Palermo against Anthony Neddo. Even though Palermo is a Democrat, she's challenging Neddo on the Republican line. The two are also running on the Conservative and Independence party lines.

There are also town supervisor races in Champion, Alexandria, Colton, Oswegatchie and Lyonsdale.

Tuesday's voting is from noon to 9 p.m.

We'll have results at 10 p.m. on 7 News on Your North Country Fox and at 11 p.m. on 7 News Tonight on WWNY.

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