I see Canton resident and one time Congressional hopeful Joe Gilbert has a Facebook page announcing an exploratory committee. I assume he is exploring the local Assembly seat that Republicans all think is in play next year if Assemblywoman Addie Russell seeks reelection.
The GOP seems to be pretty sure on this but you still need a credible candidate who knows how to represent people. Remember, last time the hounds were never unleashed as Dems initially thought it not a close race/ That's unlikely to happen again and ultimately voters will choose among the options available.
Mr. Gilbert, if he runs, would join Lisbon farmer Russ Finley and Cape Vincent resident John Byrne as the likely candidates with other candidates also being mentioned.
On the Democratic side there is chatter of a primary with the Mayor of Massena and the son of former Assemlyman Aubertine being mentioned, although I suspect June has it under control.