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List of candidates is finalized

Election 2010

October 31, 2010
OBSERVER Staff report

On Tuesday, hours of voting will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Public offices for which nominations are to be made and names of such candidates for such office are as follows:

Governor

There are seven candidates running for the office of governor of New York. Andrew M. Cuomo/Robert J. Duffy are the endorsed candidates for the Democrat, Independence, Working Families parties. Carl P. Paladino/Gregory J. Edwards are the endorsed candidates for the Republican, Conservative, and Taxpayers parties. Howie Hawkins/Gloria Mattera are the endorsed candidates for the Green Party. Jimmy McMillan is the candidate for the Rent is 2 Damn High Party. Warren Redlich/Alden Link are the candidates for the Libertarian Party. Kristin M. Davis/Tanya Gendelman are the candidates for the Antiprohibition Party. Charles Barron/Eva M. Doyle are the candidates for the Freedom Party.

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Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli was appointed as New York State Comptroller to replace Alan Hevesi, who resigned in December 2006. DiNapoli is seeking to retain his seat. He has been endorsed by the Democrat and Working Family Parties. He is being challenged by Harry Wilson, who has been endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties. Green Party candidate Julia A. Willebrand and Libertarian Party candidate John Gaetani are also seeking the office.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

There are four candidates seeking the office of New York State Attorney General. Eric T. Schneiderman has been endorsed by the Democrat, Independence and Working Families parties. Dan Donovan has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties. Carl E. Person has been endorsed by the Libertarian Party. Ramon J. Jimenez has been endorsed by the Freedom Party.

U.S. Senate (6-year term)

Charles Schumer is seeking to retain his seat on the U.S. Senate. He has been endorsed by the Democrat, Independence and Working Families parties. He is being challenged by Jay Townsend who has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties. Green Party candidate Colia Clark, Libertarian Party candidate Randy A. Credico and Antiprohibition candidate Randy A. Credico are also seeking the seat.

U.S. Senator (2 yr. unexpired term)

Kirsten E. Gillibrand was appointed to the U.S. Senate in January to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton who assumed the office of United States Secretary of State in the Obama administration. There are two years left on the seat. Gillibrand, who is seeking to retain her seat, has been endorsed by the Democrat, Independence and Working Family parties. She is being challenged by Joseph J. DioGuardi who has been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Taxpayers parties. Other candidates who are seeking the seat include Green Party candidate Cecile A. Lawrence; Rent is 2 Damn High Party candidate Joseph Huff; Libertarian Party candidate John Clifton; Antiprohibition Party candidate Vivia Morgan; and Tax Revolt Party candidate Bruce Blakeman.

Supreme Court Justice

For the Supreme Court Justice in New York, voters will be asked to select five candidates.

Endorsed Democrat Party candidates include: Kevin M. Dillon, Eugene M. Fahey, Mark A. Montour, Cathrine Nugent-Panepinto and Henry J. Nowak. All five candidates have also been endorsed by the Independence and Working Family parties. The Conservative Party has also endorsed Dillion, Fahey and Nugent-Panepinto.

Endorsed Republican candidates include: Mark C. Rodgers, Cheryl A. Green, Deborah A. Chimes, Jeffrey F. Voelkl, and Paul B. Wojtaszek. The Conservative Party has also endorsed Chimes and Wojtaszek.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY BALLOT

Congress 27th District

Incumbent Brian Higgins is seeking to retain his seat as the Representative in Congress for the 27th District, which includes all of Erie and Chautauqua counties. Higgins has been endorsed by the Democrat and Working Family parties. He is being challenged by Leonard A. Roberto, who has been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Taxpayer parties.

State Senator, 57th District

Incumbent Catharine Young is seeking to retain her seat as the New York State Senator for the 57th District, which includes all of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, as well as other counties. Young has been endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties. She is being challenged by Michael J. McCormick, who was endorsed by the Democrat Party.

State Assembly 150th District

There are two candidates seeking to become the State Assemblyperson for the 150th District, which covers most of Chautauqua County. Nancy G. Bargar has been endorsed by the Democrat Party.

Andrew Goodell has been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and the Change Albany parties.

Current Assemblyman William Parment has decided not to seek re-election.

STATE ASSEMBLY 149TH DISTRICT

The 149th State Assembly seat includes a portion in Chautauqua County. Incumbent Joseph M. Giglio, endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties, is running for re-election against Travis C. Lecceadone, endorsed by the Democrat Party.

Sheriff

Incumbent Sheriff Joseph Gerace is running for re-election unopposed. He has been endorsed by the Democrat and Independence parties.

County Legislative District 21 (Vacancy)

David L. Himelein of Finley Lake was appointed as the county legislator for District 21 after James Caflisch was appointed as the Chautauqua County Clerk of the Legislature. He is running for the seat unopposed and has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

Charlotte Council (Vacancy)

Kenneth P. Smith is running unopposed for a seat on the town council. He has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

Pomfret Justice

Ronald R. Johnson is seeking re-election for the seat of Pomfret Town Justice. He has been endorsed by the Democrat Party. He is being challenged by Anthony J. Pulci, who has been endorsed by the Republican, Independence, Conservative and Working Families parties.

Ripley Council

Michael J. Rowe, who has been endorsed by the Democrat Party and Wanda N. Bentley, who has been endorsed by the Republican Party, are seeking to fill the vacancy on the Ripley Town Council.

Ripley Proposition

For the first time in 10 years, the Ripley Free Library Association is asking Ripley residents to approve an increase in the town's allotment to the library. A referendum on Tuesday's ballot will ask voters to approve the sum of $25,600 for the library. Town clerk Rebecca Rowe Carvallo says this is approximately $2,000 more than the current appropriation. The money is used to maintain the library. The Library Association also holds fund raisers to help with the library's operation. Ms. Carvallo says the last time the library received an increase was 10 years ago when a similar referendum was approved. The wording on the ballot shall be as follows: "Shall the Ripley, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, appropriate the sum of $25,600 per annum for library purposes in connection with the maintenance of the Ripley Free Library Association & raise such sum by a yearly tax upon the taxable property of the Ripley?"

Villenova Justice

Incumbent Ronald G. Lucas is seeking re-election as the Villenova town justice. He is running unopposed. He has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

Current Assemblyman William Parment has decided not to seek re-election.

STATE ASSEMBLY 149TH DISTRICT

The 149th State Assembly seat includes a portion in Chautauqua County. Incumbent Joseph M. Giglio, endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties, is running for re-election against Travis C. Lecceadone, endorsed by the Democrat Party.

Sheriff

Incumbent Sheriff Joseph Gerace is running for re-election unopposed. He has been endorsed by the Democrat and Independence parties.

chautauqua County Legislative District 21 (Vacancy)

David L. Himelein of Finley Lake was appointed as the county legislator for District 21 after James Caflisch was appointed as the Chautauqua County Clerk of the Legislature. He is running for the seat unopposed and has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

Charlotte town Council (Vacancy)

Kenneth P. Smith is running unopposed for a seat on the town council. He has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

Pomfret Justice

Ronald R. Johnson is seeking re-election for the seat of Pomfret Town Justice. He has been endorsed by the Democrat Party. He is being challenged by Anthony J. Pulci, who has been endorsed by the Republican, Independence, Conservative and Working Families parties.

Ripley Council

Michael J. Rowe, who has been endorsed by the Democrat Party and Wanda N. Bentley, who has been endorsed by the Republican Party, are seeking to fill the vacancy on the Ripley Town Council.

Ripley Proposition

For the first time in 10 years, the Ripley Free Library Association is asking Ripley residents to approve an increase in the town's allotment to the library. A referendum on Tuesday's ballot will ask voters to approve the sum of $25,600 for the library. Town clerk Rebecca Rowe Carvallo says this is approximately $2,000 more than the current appropriation. The money is used to maintain the library. The Library Association also holds fund raisers to help with the library's operation. Ms. Carvallo says the last time the library received an increase was 10 years ago when a similar referendum was approved. The wording on the ballot shall be as follows: "Shall the Ripley, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, appropriate the sum of $25,600 per annum for library purposes in connection with the maintenance of the Ripley Free Library Association & raise such sum by a yearly tax upon the taxable property of the Ripley?"

Villenova Justice

Incumbent Ronald G. Lucas is seeking re-election as the Villenova town justice. He is running unopposed. He has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY BALLOT

Congress 29th District

Two elections will be held Nov. 2 for the 29th Congressional district seat: one to fill the remaining term vacated by Eric Massa, ending in January, and the other for the full congressional term following.

On the ballots for both elections are Matthew C. Zeller of Victor, endorsed by the Democrat and Working Family parties, and Thomas W. Reed II of Corning, endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties.

State Senate 57th District

Incumbent Catharine M. Young of Olean is running under the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties against Michael J. McCormick of Andover, under the Democrat party.

State Assembly 149th District

Incumbent Joseph M. Giglio of Gowanda, endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties, is running against Travis C. Lecceadone of Conewango Valley, endorsed by the Democrat party.

Coroner

Cleon W. Easton III of Franklinville is running unopposed and is endorsed by the Democrat, Republican, Independence and Conservative parties.

County Legislator District 1 (Vacancy) 1 Year Term

Incumbent legislator Paula J. Stockman of South Dayton, endorsed by the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties, is running against Jody L. Shaw of Perrysburg, endorsed by the Democratic party.

Dayton Town Justice

Jeffrey K. Beightol of South Dayton, endorsed by the Republican Party, is running against Colleen A. Arbeiter of Gowanda, endorsed by the Democratic, Independence and Impartial Justice parties.

Dayton Town Councilman

Diana M. Clabeau of South Dayton is running unopposed for a 1-year term and is endorsed by the Republican Party.

Leon Town Councilman

Kathryn M. Colvin of Conewango Valley is running unopposed for a 3-year term and is endorsed by the Republican Party.

Leon Highway SuperintendenT

Michael E. Becker of South Dayton is running unopposed for a 1-year term and is endorsed by the Republican Party.

Persia Town Councilman

Linda M. Boats of Gowanda is running unopposed and is endorsed by the Republican Party.

A ballot marking device for disabled voters will be in use at every site. The voting system includes audio units for blind voters and sip-and-puff units for persons with reduced dexterity. This system adds opportunity for the disabled community to vote independently on Election Day, but does not replace the use of absentee ballots for those wishing to vote from home.

For more information, please contact Board of Elections at 938-2400, 2401, 2402, 2403 or 373-8010 extensions 2400-2403.

 
 

 

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