Syracuse, N.Y. - There will not be a Special Election to select Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney's replacement.
Onondaga County Democratic Election Commissioner Dustin Czarny took to Twitter to explain why.
In regards to Joannie Mahoney's announced resignation, since this occurred after 9/20 the election for a replacement will not be on this year's ballot but will be next year. As for immediate succession I am researching that right now and hope to discuss it more later today.— Dustin Czarny (@DustinCzarny) September 24, 2018
The Onondaga County Charter Article XXVI Section 2104 gives authority to the County Legislature by majority vote to appoint Joannie Mahoney's successor. The General Election in 2019 will be for a new 4 year term for the office.— Dustin Czarny (@DustinCzarny) September 24, 2018
If the County Legislature nominates one of their own to be County Executive, that new County Executive will be able to fill that slot until the next general election, November 2019 by appointment per Article II Section 205.— Dustin Czarny (@DustinCzarny) September 24, 2018
It will be up to the Onondaga County Legislature to decide who will serve out the remaining time term.
Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon says that he will ask his fellow legislators to select him to take over once Mahoney officially steps down.
If the legislators can not come to a majority decision about a replacement, Deputy County Executive Bill Fisher will serve on an interim basis.
Mahoney announced on Monday that she was leaving county government to take on a new role as the COO of SUNY ESF.