JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County Legislator Lori Cornell (D-Jamestown) has announced her candidacy for the Office of Chautauqua County Clerk. The two-term county legislator will make her second attempt to win the office after challenging incumbent Sandy Sopak eight years ago. Cornell said her goal is to lead an innovative, nonpartisan operation that strives to improve customer service every day and to save taxpayers as much money as possible.
Democratic Chairman Norman Green stated that he expected full support of Cornell’s candidacy at Saturday’s upcoming Democratic endorsement meeting.
In announcing her candidacy, Cornell cited her qualifications for the office. In addition to serving nearly two terms in the County Legislature, she has held full time positions of leadership in municipal, county, state and the federal government.
A Dunkirk native, Cornell resides in Jamestown with her husband Chuck and four sons Ben, Nate, Zach and Nick. She will be facing fellow legislator and Gerry Republican Larry Barmore in the race for county clerk.