MAYVILLE – There’s just one week of campaigning left to go before the 2013 November elections take place.
This year’s elections will focus on several high-profile local offices, including the selection of the county’s next top executive. The candidates for Chautauqua County Executive are Bemus Point Legislator and former regional Red Cross Executive Director Vince Horrigan (R), and Fredonia-businessman, retired Sheriff deputy and former Town of Pomfret Justice Ron Johnson (D).
The two men agree that more can be done to help during the county’s economy around, but have put forward different plans and strategies to accomplish that goal. Also, while Horrigan has come out in favor of selling the embattled Chautauqua County Home since January 2013, Johnson has stated that the county must first try to address the financial issues plaguing the home and correcting them, prior to simply signing it over to a private owner.
Last week, the two squared off during a “Meet the Candidates” forum hosted by the Chautauqua County League of Women Voters. WRFA will feature two candidates comments at the forum later this week during our Community Matters program, which airs at 6 p.m. Thursday and Noon the following Sunday.