There's some competition for the Cayuga County Legislature chair seat as the body's January reorganization meeting approaches.
At least two Democrats — Patrick Mahunik and Ben Vitale — have announced they are running for chair. Republican Andrew Dennison said he, too, was considering throwing his hat in the ring. It was not clear Thursday if other Republicans or Democrats were interested. The Cayuga County Legislature chair is a full-time position and receives a salary of $30,000. The base pay for legislators is $10,100.
Current Chairman Keith Batman, re-elected this year, said he had not yet decided if he will run for a third chair term in 2018.