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December 11, 2012 - 11:43pm
Dynamic Democrat Sam Roberts earns a second term as Syracuse's New York state assemblyman.

Democrat Sam Roberts soundly defeated Republican John Sharon with 67 percent of the vote to win a second term as Syracuse assemblyman.

The two candidates were vying for the state's newly designated 128th Assembly District that represents the towns of Salina, Onondaga, DeWitt and parts of Syracuse.

Known for his personable character, Roberts always seems eager to interact with his constituents.

November 2, 2012 - 1:19pm
As Election Day approaches, SU students and Syracuse-area voters say the economy tops their concerns.

Syracuse University students and area voters joined a chorus of other U.S. citizens by focusing on economic concerns as the presidential campaign heads into its final days.

The NewsHouse talked with dozens of SU students and local voters in upstate New York about their priorities, the political system and what may influence their decisions at the voting booth. The interviews were produced in conjunction with PBS NewsHour's "Listen to Me" project.