FULL VIDEO: Bronson and Yudelson, Democratic NYS Assembly candidates, debate on News 8

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — There’s a lot going on locally, throughout the state, and across the entire country, but it’s important to remember that New York state’s primary elections are still on schedule for later this month.

In a News 8 debate, Democratic candidates for the New York State Assembly’s 138th district will faced off in a live streamed event from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. It will also air on WROC-TV at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

The candidates who participated in this event were:

Harry Bronson— Incumbent Assemblyman for the 138th district, lawyer, and owner of Equal Grounds Coffee House in Rochester’s South Wedge neighborhood.

Alex Yudelson – Current Chief of Staff for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and former aide to President Barack Obama.

Democratic New York State Assembly candidates Alex Yudelson (left) and Harry Bronson (right) participate in a debate at the News 8 studio on June 3, 2020. (News 8 WROC photo)

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Issues discussed included COVID-19 response, race relations, the local economy, education, and more.

MORE | Monroe County Democrats endorse Yudelson over incumbent Bronson for state assembly

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order making all New York voters eligible for absentee ballots for the primary on June 23. Head over to the Monroe County Board of Elections website to find out how to access your absentee ballot and how to update your voter registration status.

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