Syracuse, N.Y. - Eight months after becoming a state senator, Bob Antonacci is asking voters to elect him to a different job.
Antonacci, is one of three Republican nominees for state Supreme Court in the Central New York district after being nominated by the GOP. A unique provision of state law says Supreme Court nominees cannot face a primary. So the party’s choices are on the ballot. Antonacci is not required to resign his senate seat during the campaign but if he does, a special election will be held.
If he retains his seat until after the November elections, and wins, then his senate seat could remain vacant for several months into 2020.