Both mean are running for the seat that was held by David Himelein of Findley Lake until his passing earlier this year. The district covers most of the town of Chautauqua – including the Mayville area – as well as the Towns of Mina and Sherman.
Ward is now the endorsed candidate for both the Republican and Democratic party, as well as the Independence and Working Families parties.
Syper will still appear on the ballot as a candidate for the Conservative party.
Meanwhile, incumbent Republican Kevin Muldowney of Legislature District 1 in Dunkirk won his party’s primary in the north county.
In the tightly contested Republican Primary for Town of Carrol Supervisor, challenger Russell Payne defeated incumbent Laura Smith 188 to 159.
In the Republican Primary for Town of Kiantone Supervisor, Joshua Ostrander defeated Kevin Myers.