Legislature

Kinne defeats Bennett in Democratic candidacy for 15th district of county legislature

Syracuse, NY – Bill Kinne won the Democratic primary for the 15th Legislative District of Onondaga County, beating Joe Bennett by nearly 13 percentage points, according to unofficial election results.

Kinne, the incumbent, got 698 votes to 540 for Bennett, according to the Onondaga County Electoral Board.

Kinne will now face Republican Kevin Ryan in November in a district once held by Ryan McMahon, a Republican now county executive. The district covers part of the west side of Syracuse, part of Geddes and Onondaga, and Solvay.

Kinne is the owner of Property Management Services, which provides snow removal, lawn care, landscaping, caretaker and handyman services. He is a long-time county legislator, first in office from 1992 to 2011 and then back to 2020. He also worked as a legislative assistant to the Legislature from 2012 to 2018.

Bennett, who teaches physics in the Syracuse City School District, will also be on the November ballot on the Working Families Party line.

There are up to 272 mail-in ballots in the race to count, according to the Election Council. For Bennett to come back, he would have to win almost 80% of those votes.

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