Senator Libous to face a primary

Published 08/29 2014 04:18PM

Updated 08/29 2014 06:03PM

Binghamton (WIVT) - It was confirmed Friday that State Senator Tom Libous will face a primary.

Late Friday morning, a state supreme court judge signed an order that Denver Jones does have enough valid petition signatures to be on the ballot.

About a month ago, challenges were brought against Jones' signatures to try to keep him out of the September 9 primary.

There is still a possibility that Libous supporters could bring an appeal before the state's highest court, the court of appeals, although time is running out.

Jones lives in Candor and co-owns an electronics manufacturing company in Ithaca.

He said Republican voters should be given a choice other than Libous, who has was recently indicted for allegedly lying to FBI investigators.

Jones said the next week and a half will be spent spreading his message to voters.

"The process was kind of lengthy, but right now it's a grassroots effort and we have got to concentrate on what our message is and a big message is getting real manufacturing jobs into this area. We've lost so many of them, because of the way the government has worked," said Jones.

Other parts of Jones' platform include repealing the SAFE Act, common core and tax free zones.

He said taxes need to be lowered for everyone.

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