Compo Pierce: “Happy to be considered”

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Published: Jan. 4, 2023 at 11:12 AM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Sarah Compo Pierce’s name will be on the agenda of a special meeting later this month to replace Scott Gray as Jefferson County legislator.

Compo Pierce’s name came up a at county Legislature meeting Tuesday. Chair William Johnson said she was the only nominee as of around 4 pm.

Compo Pierce is a member of Watertown’s city council and was chief of staff for Sen. Patty Ritchie until Ritchie decided not to seek reelection.

She tells 7NEWS she is happy to be considered for the legislature seat.

Compo Pierce would replace Gray, who was sworn in Tuesday to represent the 116th district in the state Assembly. There’s one year left in Gray’s term.

If selected, she would represent the county’s 13th district, which includes the city’s southeast portion.

Johnson said a vote on Pierce would be on the agenda for a special meeting on January 17.