MAYVILLE-George Borrello (R) and Mike Ferguson (D) are, as you’ve seen throughout the last few months on the site, battling to replace retiring County Executive Vince Horrigan.
Lee Ann Lazorony (D) hopes to defeat incumbent Republican County Clerk Larry Barmore.
WNYNewsNow will do a breakdown of races based on position and region.
Please read the bold headings to see who is running in your area of Chautauqua County. All races provided are from the Chautauqua County Board of Elections website.
County Legislator Race
Democrat James Palmatier will challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Muldowney for District 1 (Dunkirk.) Democrat Bob Bankoski, however, will be running unopposed for District 2 (also part of Dunkirk).
Democrat Bob Dando will challenge incumbent Bob Scudder for District 3 (Fredonia-Pomfret). Democrat Christine Starks of Fredonia will be unopposed for District 4.
District 5 (Sheridan, Arkwright, Villenova, East Pomfret and Town/Village Cherry Creek) incumbent Republican Terry Niebel will be running unopposed.
Hanover Town Councilman Kevin O’Connell seeks to replace Borello for District 6 (Silver Creek and Town of Hanover). He will run against Republican Gary Cerne.
District 7 Republican legislator Mark Odell (Brocton, Stocton, Cassadaga) will be running unopposed as of now. District 8-Homemaker Jeri Ann Simora, a political new comer, is challenging Republican Pierre E Chagnon, who represents Bemus Point and the towns of Ellery and N. Harmony.
District 9 Jamestown Democratic Legislator Chuck Nazzaro will be unopposed. District 10 legislator P.J. Wendel (R) also will be unopposed for the Southwest Jamestown area as well as parts of Busti.
District 11-Jamestown businessman and political new comer Frank Besse is challenging County Republican Party Chair Dave Wilfong in District 11. District 12-Political new comer Dave Reinhardt, director of athletics for Chautauqua Striders, is challenging Elisabeth Rankin, who is the executive assistant to Assemblyman Andy Goodell.
Jamestown native Paul Whitford will be running unopposed for District 13. Daniel Pavlock and Lisa Vanstrom (Republicans, 14 and 15) also appear to be running unopposed.
District 16-Poland Town Councilman Terry Walker and Republican John Davis are running to take over from retiring Legislator Ron Lemon, representing Frewsburg, Kennedy and the towns of Poland, Carroll and Kiantone.
District 17 Legislator Jay Gould III appears to be running unopposed.
District 18-Chautauqua Lake Elementary school principal Ella Ames, a registered Independence Party member, is challenging Republican Legislature Chairman David Himelein, representing Mayville and Findley Lake and the towns of Sherman, Mina and all but a small eastern sliver of Chautauqua Town.
District 19-Ripley Library Board President Laurel Adams, also a political new comer, is challenging Republican John Hemmer, representing Westfield and Ripley.
State Supreme Court Justice
Lynn Wessel Keane and Erin M. Peradotto are the candidates.
City Of Dunkirk
City Judge Candidates: John Kuzdale (D), Joseph Price (A) and Ronald Szot (Green)
City Treasurer: Mark A. Woods (D)
City Council At-Large: Andrew J. Woloszyn (D)
City Council Ward 1: Donald Williams, Jr. (D), Dennis Welka (Conservative)
Ward 2: Martin Bamonto (D)
Ward 3: Adelino Gonzalez, Jr. (D) and Shaun Heenan (R)
Ward 4: Michael Civiletto
City Clerk Board of Assessors
City of Jamestown
City Council At-Large (Vote for 3): Greg Rabb (D, incumbent City Council President), Robert Whitney, Jr. (D), Vanessa Weinert (D), Kimberly Ecklund (R), Andrew Liuzzo (R) and Michael Laurin (R)
City Council Ward 1: Brent Sheldon
Ward 2: Joseph Scapelitte (D) and Tony Dolce (R)
Ward 3: Victoria James (D)
Ward 4: Marie Carruba (D) and Richard Elardo (R)
Ward 5: Maria Jones (D)
Ward 6: Tom Nelson (D)
Town (Town Council, Vote for 2)
Arkwright Town Council: Republicans Christopher Cannon and Lawrence Ball
Town Highway Superintendent Vacancy: Roger Cardot (D) and James Ziemba (R)
Busti Town Council: Republicans Todd Hanson and Kenneth Lawton
Caroll Town Supervisor: Todd Ekstrom (D) and Laura Greenwood (R)
Town Clerk Vacancy: Crystal Gibson (D) and Tenneil Stelmack (R)
Town Council: Democrats Patty Ekstrom and Michelle Lingenfelter and Republicans Thomas Fenton and Nathan Conrad.
Charlotte Town Supervisor: Kenneth Bochmann (D) and Allen W. Chase (R)
Town Clerk: Jennifer Stenta (D) and Susan Peacock (R)
Town Council: Republicans Mark Abbey and Darren Carlstrom
Town Highway Superintendent: Mark LeBaron
Chautauqua Town Justice: Randolph Henderson (D)
Town Council: Democrats Tom Carlson and Sharon Smead and Republican David Ward
Cherry Creek Town Supervisor: William Young (R)
Town Clerk: Mary Pulliam (R)
Town Council: Carl Smallback (D) and Republican James Abbey
Town Highway Supervisor: Kenneth Chase (R)
Town Tax Collector: Mia Abbey (R)
Clymer Town Council: Democrats Howard Holthouse and David Tewinkle and Republicans Todd Kolstee and Matthew Wade
Town Tax Collector: Republican Willowe Neckers
Dunkirk Town Supervisor: Richard Purol (D)
Town Clerk: Jean Crane (R)
Town Justice: Chris Penfold (R)
Town Council: Juan Pagan (D) and Robert Penharlow (R)
Town Supervisor: Arden Johnson (R)
Town Justice: Republican Lawrence Wallace
Town Council: Republicans John Cresanti and G Craig Miller
Town Supervisor: Republican Patrick McLaughlin
Town Clerk: Democrat Michael Erlandson
Town Justice: Democrat Sally Jaroszynski
Town Highway Supervisor: Republican Robert Picket Jr.
Town Council Ward 1: Democrat Patrick Tyler
Ward 2: Janet Bowman Republican
Ward 3: Democrat David Dunn and Republican Katy Whitmore
Ward 4: Democrat Bryce Webster and Republican Daniel Heitzenrater
Town Council: Republicans Kevin Colburn and Jeff Reynolds and Democrats Jeff Chase and Klaus Mandel
Town Supervisor: David White (R)
Town Clerk: Arlene Bemis (R)
Town Justice: Vicki Reynolds (R)
Town Council: Republicans Wayne Emory and Norvel Willink
Town Highway Superintendent: Republican Arthur Malecki
Town Tax Collector: Republican Brenda White.
Town Supervisor: John Crossley (R)
Town Clerk: Recia Myers (R)
Town Council: Republicans Randy Zahm and Linda Bartholomew
Town Highway Superintendent: Republican Brian Anderson
Town Justice: Democrat Anthony Pearl, Republican Phillip Hall and Conservative Wayne Ashley.
Town Council: Democrats Edward Schintzius and Peter Gibson and Republicans Bernard Feldman, Jr. and Adam Karnes
John Brown (R)
Republican Shelly Johnson
Republicans David Hinderer and Peter Radka
Town Highway Supervisor:
Republican Timothy Card
Town Tax Collector: Republican Carrie Finnerty
Town Supervisor: Republican Kevin Myers
Town Clerk: Republican Gail Davis
Town Justice (Vote for 2): Democrat Lori Thierfeldt and Republicans Mindy Ostrander and Robert Buchanan.
Town Council: Republicans Joshua Ostrander and Kurt Sturzenbecker
Town Highway Superintendent: Democrat Robert Carlson
Town Supervisor: Rebecca Brumagin (D)
Town Clerk: Republican Sherrie Tanner
Town Justice: Republican Denis Cooper
Town Council: Democrat Michelle Weilacher and Republicans Dennis Luce and Richard Watrous.
Town Council Vacancy: Republican Ernest Roache.
Town Highway Superintendent: William Himelein (R)
Town Supervisor: Republican Sally Carlson
Town Clerk: Republican Nancy Thomas
Town Council: Republicans Richard Sena and Frank Stow Jr.
Town Highway Superintendent: Republican Dan Strickland
Town Supervisor: Republican Kelly Snow
Town Clerk: Bonnita Wallace Republican
Town Council: Democrat Corey Swanson and Republican Stevan Hatfield
Town Supervisor: Donald Steger (D)
Town Clerk: Allison Dispense (D)
Town Council: Democrats Brett Christy and Christopher Schaeffer and Republican Michael Reynolds
Town Highway Superintendent: Democrat Joel Chimera and Republican Daniel Bigelow
Town Supervisor: Democrat Daniel Schrantz
Town Clerk: Democrat Roxane Sobecki
Town Council: Democrats Jerry Boltz and Matt Furman and Republican Rick Manzella
Town Highway Supervisor: Republican Kenneth Becker
Town Tax Collector: Democrat Susan Hindman
Town Council: Democrats Patricia Hathaway and John Trevelline
Town Supervisor: Republican John Walker II
Town Clerk: Democrat Susan Bigler and Republican Rebecca Schafer
Town Justice: Republican Lydia Romer
Town Council: Democrat Ann Tofil and Republicans Richard Feinen and Craig Sutton, Jr.
Town Council Vacancy: Thomas Wik (R)
Republicans Howard Crump and Gerald Russell
Town Justice: Mark Cunningham
Town Council: Democrat Stan Zembryski and Republican Allen S. Chase
Town Council: Democrats Nathan Palmer and Dane Scott and Republican Westley Republican.
Town Justice: Republican Jerry LaPorte
Town Council: Republicans David Spann and William Northrop.
Village Mayor: Bryan Dahlberg Republican
Trustee: Republicans Margaret Richardson and Michele Novotny
Democrat Jason DeJoe and Republicans Arthur Miller and Bryan Woleben
Village Mayor: Democrat Scott Schrecengost and Conservative Jacob Feldt
Village Trustees: Mary Keeney and Michael Moss
DeEtte Dispenza (D) and J. Michael Steele (R)
Village Justice Democrat David Prince
Village Trustee: Democrats Leslie Wille and Steven Yunghans and Republicans Douglas Essek and Roger Britz, Jr.
Village Trustee Vacancy: Democrat Michael Barris, Republican Dale Ricker and Village Vitality Ronald Lee Sellers.
Democrats Edward McCague III and Douglas Schutte, Conservative Jack McCray and Working Families Myra Blasius.
Village Mayor: Democrat David Miles, Working Families Peter Baker and Peoples Colleen Meeder
Village Trustee: Democrat Donna Higginbotham and Rights Kirk Ayers and Brian Bates