A former attorney for Onondaga County announced that he plans to run for the state assembly. 

John Sharon worked in the Onondaga County Law Department for 35 years, and says his time there gave him good tools for elective office.  He also says he is not a career politician like sitting Democratic Assemblyman Sam Roberts.  Roberts has been in the assembly since 2010, and Sharon ran unsuccessfully against him for the 128th district seat in 2012.