MAYVILLE – Ten of the 19 Chautauqua County legislature districts feature contested races for the 2013 elections – and of those ten races, three will feature a major party primary.
As WRFA previously reported in June, the legislature’s District 16 race, which covers the towns of Carroll, Poland and Kiantone, will feature Tami Downey (Kiantone) squaring off against Ron Lemon (Frewsburg) in a Republican primary. Incumbent Tom Earlandson is running again for the Democrats.
The District 18 race will also feature a Republican party primary as Fred Crosscut (Sherman) faces David Himelein (Findley Lake). Both men currently sit on the legislature but because of redistricting and downsizing the legislature, they now share the same district, which includes the towns of Chautauqua, Sherman and Mina. Democrat Ed Carutis of Sherman is also running for that seat.
And two woman will be vying for the Democratic line on the ballot for the legislature’s District 5 seat, which covers four towns in the northeastern part of they county. They are Amy Farnham (Forestville) and Susan Baldwin (South Dayton). Republican Terry Niebel, a former county board of elections commissioner, is also running for that seat.
Primary day in Chautauqua County is September 10. For a complete listing of all residents who are running for office this year, visit votechautauqua.com and click the link for petitions filed for 2013 offices. You can also find more information on this year’s elections on this website.
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