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September 13, 2016  •  

New York Assembly Candidate’s Death May Create Vacancy

bill-nojayOn September 9, 2016, New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay took his own life. Nojay was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on fraud charges related to mishandling of a trust fund on the day he passed.

Nojay was already listed on the primary ballot for September 13, 2016. If Nojay wins the primary, the seat will default to a vacancy and the GOP will select a replacement.

Nojay’s opponent, Richard B. Milne, has offered his sincerest condolences and has suspended all political activity until further notice.

Photo of Rep. Bill Nojay courtesy of the New York State Assembly website.

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