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Politics and Government

Pamela Hunter and John Sharon on the Campbell Conversations

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Democrat Pamela Hunter, left, and Republican John Sharon, right, are running for the vacant State Assembly seat in the 128th district, which covers parts of the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County

The departure of State Assemblyman Sam Roberts for a cabinet post in state government created the need for a special election this November.  Two of the candidates vying for the 128th district seat are Democrat Pamela Hunter, a Syracuse Common Councilor and Republican John Sharon, an attorney.  On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, the two share their views on Syracuse's poverty problem, the proposed increase in the minimum wage, the Common Core, and I-81, among other topics.