Election commission Norm Green says Carmella Cantanese, the Republican candidate for Falconer mayor, and Timothy Wright, the Republican candidate for Carroll town justice, have each submitted withdrawal notices to election officials.
Both withdrawals are due to conflicts with each candidates respective jobs. Cantanese works as a secretary for Judge Stephen Cass and Wright works for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. According to Cantanese, a court employee can not engage in political activity so she was withdrawing from the Falconer Mayoral race. Wright said his election effort would be in violation of the Federal Hatch Act.
Despite withdrawing from their respective races, the candidate names will remain on the ballot pursuant to county election board policy, as there is no mechanism in state Election Law to remove a candidate’s name other than death or dueling nominations.