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Monroe County candidates raise cash

Jill Terreri
Staff writer

Candidates who will compete in primaries on the way to being elected to the Monroe County Legislature have mostly raised small amounts, though there is one exception.

Legislator Carrie Andrews, D-Rochester, accrued $10,805 since January, more than any candidate for legislature who is competing in a primary.

Andrews, who has $13,602 on hand, is seeking a second term representing the 21st Legislative District, on the city's east side. She will face Democrat Janice Bowers on Sept. 15. There is no Republican running in the general election in this race.

Bowers filed a statement indicating her campaign had not raised or spent any money.

The board requires periodic reports of money raised and spent, where it came from and where it went, from candidates engaged in campaign activities.

During years when candidates do not campaign, but maintain an open campaign account, they must file reports twice yearly.

Candidates in primary elections had to file a pre-primary report by Friday.

Raising smaller amounts were Democrats Nora Bredes and Michael Patterson.

Bredes, running in the 18th District against Democrat Robert Antonitis, raised $1,375 and has not had any expenses yet. Antonitis had not yet filed a report on Monday. Republican Legislator Ciaran Hanna will appear on the general election ballot in this race, which covers parts of Perinton and a small part of Pittsford.

In the 29th District, in the city's northeast corner, Patterson raised $2,145 and has $153 on hand. Saul Maneiro, the endorsed Democrat in this race, had not filed a pre-primary report as of Monday.