Anna Wilcox, Chair-woman of the Chautauqua County Conservative Com-mittee, has announced that the annual fundraising dinner will be held June 6 at the White Inn in downtown Fredonia.
The annual event will feature hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar from 6-7 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m.
The event is important for local candidates since the Conservative endorsement can be crucial in many local elections which tend to be close. Because of this, the event receives bipartisan support each year.
Chairwoman Wilcox noted that this year's scheduled guest speaker is Carl Paladino, President of Ellicott Development Company and a former candidate for governor.
"I am pleased that Mr. Paladino is able to take time from his schedule to address this gathering. His no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is approach to politics is refreshing to many and I expect everyone will have an enjoyable evening," Wilcox said.
The committee will also present the Founder's Memorial Award, given to a public official who has demonstrated conservative values during their period of public service.
Wilcox said that the County Conservative Committee expects a strong turnout for the event. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and anyone wishing to make reservations can contact Wilcox at 672-8595.
Wilcox stated that this should be an interesting year since both the County Executive and County Clerk's races will feature no incumbent candidate and there will be fewer County Legislators up for election due to the downsizing of the county legislature from 25 to 19 legislators.