Robert Antonacci, Republican candidate for New York state comptroller, is coming to Russell Diethrick Park today at 7 p.m. on a campaign trip across New York ballparks.
A lifelong resident of central New York, he graduated from Le Moyne College with an accounting degree. From there he began working at the accounting firm Ernst & Young and went to become a licensed certified public accountant. Antonacci then attended Syracuse University School of Law. After law school, he was accepted to the New York State Bar and began his private practice. He's currently serving his second term as Onondaga County comptroller.
"In Onondaga County, I've proven I'm not afraid to stand up and fight against government inefficiency," Antonacci said in a press release. "I've performed countless audits and have worked with officials of both parties to find solutions. I want to take this experience and bring it to our state government."
Antonacci will hold a meet and greet, called Meet Bob at the Ballpark, for the public before the game. The campaign will feature a table where the public can come and speak with Antonacci. The campaign mascot will be on hand for those attending.
Antonacci is currently in the middle of a road trip across New York traveling to ballparks meeting people. He began his journey Aug. 12 as he made an appearance at Frontier Field in Rochester. Tuesday night, he traveled to Coca Cola Field in Buffalo where the Bisons took on the Rochester Red Wings. During the game, he took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as nominated by John Katko, candidate for New York's 24th Congressional District.
Following the trip to Diethrick Park, Antonacci will take a short break visiting the ballparks before heading to Tri City on Aug. 25. He will finish his trip Aug. 28 at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse.