MAYVILLE – Members of the Conservative and Independence Parties in Chautauqua County will have an opportunity in September to decide on a couple of candidates to represent their party for the November general election.
The Chautauqua County Board of Elections says County Legislator William Coughlin (D-Fredonia) is challenging incumbent County Judge John Ward, Jr. (R-Ashville) for both the Independence and Conservative Party nominations. In addition, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell (R-Ellicott) is facing off against former county legislator Rudy Mueller (D-Lakewood) for the Independence Party nomination.
There will also be a Republican Party Primary for voters in the Town of Charlotte to decide who will run for highway superintendant. There will also be nineteen Conservative Party primaries to choose election district level county committee representation. There are to be only two committee members from each of the county’s 124 election districts.
The primary for all three parties will take place on Thursday, September 13. That day, the Board of Elections will be opening just one poll site for every town and city in the county.
The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6. For more information, contact the Board of Elections at 753-4580.