Republicans Hold Majority In Chautauqua County Legislature

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MAYVILLE – In Tuesday’s election, voters kept the Republicans in control of the Chautauqua County Legislature. 

District One saw incumbent Kevin Muldowney returned to office against Democrat Phillip Collier and Conservative, Libertarian Ronald Hall. Muldowney received 783 votes (48.7) to Collier’s 596 (37.1) and Hall’s 228 (14.2).

In District 3, incumbent Robert Scudder defeated Christopher Schaeffer 1,379 (67.2) to 671 (32.7).

Voters in District 4 kept Christine Starks in office in a 604 (62.2) to 367 (37.8) win over Melanie Mann.

In District 5, incumbent and former county election commisioner Terry  Niebel garnered 1,285 votes (75.2) to Jeffry Sayers’ 425 votes (24.9).

Districy 6 voters chose Thomas Harmon over Kevin O’Connell by a county of 855 (51.9) to 789 (47.9).

In District 16, john Davis won with 1,620 votes (86.5) to 249 (13.3) for Libertarian Gerrit Cain.

Bill Ward won the District 18 seat with 854 votes (56.9) to 205 (13.7) for Richard Syper. Martin Proctor gathered 441 votes (29.4).

Runnning unopposed were District 2, Robert Bankoski; District 7, Mark Odell; District 8, Pierre Chagnon; District 9, Charles Nazzaro;  District 10, Paul Wendel; District 11, RobertWhitney Jr.; District 12, Elisabeth Rankin; District 13, Paul Whitford; District 14, Daniel Pavlock; District 15, Lisa Vanstrom; District 17, Jay Gould; and District 19, John Hemmer.

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