Voters from around Central New York went to the polls Tuesday for primary elections for several offices, including two state Senate seats.

As of early Wednesday morning, the Associated Press had called winners in two of the contests.

In the 50th state Senate District, Salina Town Supervisor Nick Paro secured the Republican nomination. He was unopposed.

On the Democratic side, Onondaga County Legislature Minority Leader Chris Ryan is the projected winner, holding off former Oswego County Legislature Minority Leader Tom Drumm 58.6% to 41.4% with 97% of the expected vote counted as of early Wednesday morning.

The 50th District, which includes Syracuse’s northern, western and eastern suburbs, as well as Central Square and the cities of Fulton and Oswego, is being vacated by state Sen. John Mannion, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday for the region's 22nd Congressional District.

In the 48th state Senate District, Democratic Sen. Rachel May was unopposed as she seeks a fourth term in Albany.

On the Republican side, Caleb Slater is the projected winner over Fanny Villarreal, 56.5% to 43.5%, with 97.01% of the expected vote in as of early Wednesday morning.

The 48th District is made up of Cayuga County and parts of northern and southern Onondaga County, including the city of Syracuse.


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