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Those people seeking to become candidates for a state or local election will be turning in petitions this week while a mix of federal and local campaigns will be making stops in Watertown.

Aaron G. Woolf, the Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, will be walking in the parade kicking off the Jefferson County Fair Tuesday. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Mr. Woolf will walk with supporters down Rand Drive and Coffeen Street to the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Mr. Woolf, a documentary filmmaker with a home in Elizabethtown, is facing off against Republican and Conservative Party nominee Elise M. Stefanik and Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello. Watertown resident Matthew A. Doheny, who lost the Republican primary to Ms. Stefanik, is still listed on the Independence Party line.

Mr. Woolf is also apparently still looking for office furniture and other supplies for his Watertown headquarters in the Masonic Temple building, 242 Washington St.

In an email to supporters, Mr. Woolf’s campaign asked for desks, tables and chairs for the office.

Ms. Stefanik, a former White House policy adviser and sales representative for her family’s plywood distribution company, also has a headquarters in Watertown at 215 Washington St., Suite 204.

Mr. Funiciello, a bakery owner from Glens Falls, has provocatively stated that he will tour the expansive district on his bicycle. He does not have a Watertown office.

John R. Bocciolatt, a Republican candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff, is holding a campaign fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Savory Downtown, 300 Washington St.

Mr. Bocciolatt, a Watertown native and former Detective Sergeant with the Portland, Ore., Police Bureau, is running against Democrats Paul W. Trudeau, Undersheriff of Jefferson County, and Colleen M. O’Neill, a former New York state police senior investigator.

Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York state, State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, and Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, R-Black River, are scheduled to appear at the event. Admission is $25.


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