Chautauqua County Executive, County Clerk Debates Happening Next Week

JAMESTOWN – Two debates featuring candidates for Chautauqua County Executive and County Clerk are happening next week.

Co-hosted by WRFA-LP, Media One Group Radio and WNY News Now, the debates will take place next Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts multimedia room and will be streamed on both the radio, and Channel 716 on Roku.

The county clerk candidates will take the stage first with incumbent Clerk Larry Barmore (R-Sinclairville) and challenger David Salley (D-Fredonia). That will run for approximately 45 minutes.

The debate featuring the executive candidates, incumbent Executive PJ Wendel (R-Lakewood) and challenger Norm Green (D-Dewittville), will begin shortly thereafter and run approximately 70 minutes.

The studio is closed to the general public with viewers asked to tune into the one of several streams.

The debate will be moderated by WRFA’s Julia Ciesla-Hanley and will involve questions from participating media members, Terry Frank (Media One Radio / WJTN) and Justin Gould (WNY News Now). There will also be an opportunity for each candidate to ask one question to one another.

The debate is intended to help inform voters of Chautauqua County on each of candidate prior to Election Day – Tuesday, November 2, 2021. It is made possible through funding from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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