As potential primary challengers to Sen. David Valesky consider taking him on, the Syracuse IDC member has picked up the endorsements of nine officials from his Senate district.

The endorsements, which include members of the Onondaga County Board of Legislators and town supervisors, come after Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner also endorsed Valesky.

“Senator Valesky has shown time and time again that he will do the right thing when it comes to our local needs. His leadership provides us with a strong voice in Albany on issues important to us and our constituents. Whether it be fighting for additional school aid, advocating for state budget funds for infrastructure, or working to keep property taxes under control, we can count on Dave, and together we strongly endorse his re-election,” the local officials said in a statement.

Pat Hogan, a former mayoral candidate in Syracuse, briefly considered a primary challenge, but backed off.

Syracuse Common Councilor-at-Large Jean Kessner and Colgate Prof. Joan Mandle are considering challenges.

At this point, two members of the Independent Democratic Conference face primaries: Sen. Jeff Klein, who faces Oliver Koppell, and Sen. Tony Avella, who is being challenged by John Liu.

A full of the list of the endorsements is after the jump.

Onondaga County Legislator (17th District) and Democratic Floor Leader Linda Earvin
Onondaga County Legislator (9th District) Peggy Chase
Town of Cazenovia Supervisor William Zupan
Town of Hamilton Supervisor Eve Ann Shwartz
Town of Georgetown Supervisor Paul Walrod
Town of Nelson Supervisor Roger Bradstreet
Madison County Supervisor/City of Oneida Wards 4-5-6 James Rafte
Madison County Supervisor/City of Oneida Wards 4-5-6 Lewis Carinci
Town of Kirkland Supervisor Robert Meelan