MAYVILLE – The legislature Wednesday night approved an emergency resolution to appoint Martin Proctor (R-Findley Lake) to fill the District 18 seat on the Chautauqua County Legislature to finish the unexpired term of David Himelein (R-Findley Lake), who passed away earlier this month of health issues.
District 18 covers the towns of Mina, Sherman and Chautauqua Lake.
Proctor, meanwhile, doesn’t appear as a candidate for the 2019 general election so it appears he will only stay until the current term is completed. There are currently two individuals running for the seat and they both are seeking the Republican party endorsement. They are Richard Syper (Mayville) and Bill Ward (Mayville) – who’ve both submitted petitions to run for that party and will square off in the June 25 primary.
Ward is also the lone Democratic Candidate.