JAMESTOWN – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Chautauqua County League of Women Voters will sponsor Meet the Candidates for local, countywide positions, and the Chautauqua County Legislature on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the James Prendergast Library’s Fireplace Room.
The audience will be able to question candidates for County Executive, County Clerk, and candidates for the Legislature from the new districts 10,11, 12, 15, and 16. The candidates for County Executive are Vince Horrigan (R-Bemus Point) and Ron Johnson (D-Fredonia). Candidates for County Clerk are Larry Barmore (R-Gerry) and Lori Cornell (D-Jamestown).
Among the candidates for the Legislature are incumbents and new faces: Sharon Lisciandro and Paul Wendel Jr. in District 10, Robert Whitney and David Wilfong in District 11, Fred Larson and William Prieto in District 12, Samuel Ognibene and Lisa Vanstrom in District 15, and Thomas Erlandson and Ronald Lemon in District 16.
The League and AAUW time-keepers are strict about keeping the candidates’ statements brief so that many members of the audience can ask questions. Candidates are also encouraged to question one another in true debate form. The event is free and open to the public.