September 13, 2016 •
New York Assembly Candidate’s Death May Create Vacancy
On 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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