MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello (R-Irving) has now been endorsed by all four county Republican committees in the 57th State Senate District.
Borrello is vying for the vacated seat previously held by Cathy Young (R-Olean), who left office earlier this month after announcing at the end of February she was taking a job with Cornell University.
If a special election is to take place to fill the seat, the party committees from each county have to choose their candidate.
On Wednesday the Post-Journal reported the Republican Committees in Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Livingston Counties have all come out in support of Borrello, in addition to his receiving the Chautauqua County Republican Committee’s endorsement earlier this month.
Meanwhile the Democratic Committees from each county have selected 22 year old Austin Morgan of Freedom NY.
If the governor does not schedule a special election to fill the remainder of the vacated senate seat, then it will automatically occur during the November 2019 general election. In that case the candidates for the senate race will have to circulate petitions in order to get their name on the ballot. If more than one candidate from the same party gets enough signatures of support then a primary will take place in June.