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2013:

VINCE HORRIGAN FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE:

Vince Horrigan Announces Candidacy For County Executive

May 3, 2013 The Post-Journal – Legislator Vince Horrigan, R-Bemus Point, has announced his candidacy for county executive.

… “Over my years of public service in village and County government, I have understood that so many of us come from different viewpoints, but we all want the best for those who live in Chautauqua County,” Horrigan said in a news release. “However, we must have a vision for the future to determine how we will solve the challenges that we face in our individual economic circumstances and demographics. Our collective success will require building consensus around efficiency, productivity and economic development.”

Horrigan, originally from Ohio, married his high school sweetheart and honeymooned in Chautauqua County. His wife and two children traveled the world with Horrigan while he served in the United States Air Force for 27 years. Horrigan and his wife moved to the county following his retirement from the Air Force 15 years ago.

Following his retirement, Horrigan served as the director of the Red Cross in Chautauqua County. Additionally, he has been a village board member in Bemus Point and is currently serving as a county legislator.

Upon announcing his candidacy, Horrigan said he has received an outpouring of support through numerous phone calls and emails.

“When the current county executive, Greg Edwards, announced that he was not going to seek another term, of course so many of us had to reflect on who would be the right candidate to replace him,” Horrigan told The Post-Journal. “The county executive position is absolutely crucial. We have a lot of issues. And, at the same time that we were wondering, I received a significant number of phone calls and emails, urging me to run.”

Previously, Horrigan said he never had the intention to run for the position. However, after reflecting on the opportunity, he said he realized he is in good health and cares deeply about the county, and is ready, eager and willing to fill the vacancy which will be left open by Edwards in January.

“Throughout my life, I’ve had broad experience in leadership positions, dealing with issues both in times of what I’ll call normal operations, in crisis and had to make significant leadership decisions,” Horrigan said. “I’ve dealt with government issues, and the challenges of taxes and services. I became very involved, and I care very deeply about some of the issues. I want to try to do my best to make a difference, to kind of overcome cynicism that sometimes is the way with some of our elected officials, and I want to be able to make decisions that are in the best interest of the people of Chautauqua County.”

http://www.horriganforexecutive.com/

HQ, 417 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY. (716) 363-6888

Contribute/write: Committee to Elect Vince Horrigan, P.O. Box 226, Bemus Point, NY 14712

[ Contact: horriganforexecutive@gmail.com and on Facebook ]

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LARRY BARMORE FOR COUNTY CLERK:

barmore581719_217853625034398_1459463407_nBarmore To Run For County Clerk

May 15, 2013 The Post-Journal – Chautauqua County Legislator Larry Barmore announced today he will be running for the office of Chautauqua County clerk.

“I will be seeking the office of Chautauqua County clerk, succeeding Sandy Sopak who has held this position for the past 20 years and has done a superior job,” said Barmore. “I join all the citizens of Chautauqua County in wishing Sandy a joyful retirement and in thanking her for the great service she has performed for the people of this county.”

Barmore has spent the last 44 years in private sector business and 40 of those years as
owner of his own business. “I have vast experience in managing a staff, working within a budget and delivering service to the public,” said Barmore. “I feel my expertise in this field will allow me to make a seamless transition into the county clerk’s office and continue the tradition of service that the people of Chautauqua County have come to expect from the county clerk.”

“I look forward to a vigorous campaign,” said Barmore. “I ask for your support and look forward to meeting many of the voters from every corner of this great county. As county clerk, I will continue to work hard for the people of Chautauqua County as I have during my time in the Legislature.”

[ Contact: tireman@stny.rr.com  / and on Facebook ]

Sopak endorses Barmore for County Clerk

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Paul Wojtaszek (R/I) for State Supreme Court Judge:

Paul Wojtaszek for State Supreme Court Judge Photo: Visited Chautauqua, New York last night for a tribute party for County Executive, Greg Edwards. It was wonderful to spend even more time in this beautiful part of the Eighth Judicial District. Here's to hoping I can soon bring my experience to the #supremecourt to serve #Chautauqua and #wny.

Oct 20, 2013 – Visited Chautauqua, New York last night for a tribute party for County Executive, Greg Edwards. It was wonderful to spend even more time in this beautiful part of the Eighth Judicial District. Here’s to hoping I can soon bring my experience to the #supremecourt to serve #Chautauqua and #wny.

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PRESS RELEASE JUNE 7, 2013:

The Chautauqua County Republican Committee endorsed the Republican candidates for the forthcoming Nov. 5 election at a recent meeting.

Allan Hendrickson, county Republican Committee chairman, said he is pleased with the slate of endorsed candidates, all of whom have the experience and background necessary for their respective positions.

Vincent Horrigan is the endorsed candidate for the office of County Executive. Horrigan is a United States Air Force veteran having served 27 years before retiring from the Air Force with the rank of colonel. Horrigan served as executive director of Southwestern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross for 13 years. He has also served as a trustee on the Bemus Point Village Board and is serving as Chautauqua County legislator representing the town of Ellery and part the town of Chautauqua. Hendrickson said Horrigan is well qualified for the County Executive position.
Larry Barmore is the endorsed candidate for the office of Chautauqua County Clerk. Barmore has been an independent businessman for the past 40 years. Barmore is serving as a Chautauqua County legislator representing Gerry and part of Ellicott. Barmore is also serving as the Republican majority leader in the Chautauqua County Legislature. Hendrickson said Barmore’s experience as a businessman and County Legislator makes him well qualified for the position of County Clerk.

District Attorney David Foley is the endorsed candidate for the office of county District Attorney. Foley is a third-term candidate for the position and has served as district attorney for 7 years. He is running unopposed.

COUNTY LEGISLATURE:

scudderRobert Scudder is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 3, which now encompasses parts of Fredonia and Pomfret. Scudder is an independent businessman in Fredonia and is serving as the incumbent Chautauqua County legislator representing Fredonia.

Contact: fredhdwe@netsync.net 716-673-1704

sullivanMichael Sullivan (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 4, which now encompasses Fredonia Village-East within the Town of Pomfret. Sullivan was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1985 and maintains a law office in Fredonia, is Fredonia’s former Mayor, and was previously a village Trustee.

Contact: mjsullivanlaw@gmail.com

BorrelloGeorge Borrello is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 6, which encompasses Hanover. Borrello is an independent businessman and is serving as the incumbent legislator representing Hanover.

More about the candidate: george borello lit (pdf)

Contact: borrello@aol.com 716-913-8885

RUNKLE2013John Runkle (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 7, which now encompasses the towns of Portland, Stockton and part of the town of Chautauqua. Runkle is a retired Chautauqua County deputy sheriff and is serving as the incumbent legislator representing Pomfret and Stockton.

Contact: runkle@netsync.net 716-595-3082

Pierre ChagnonPierre Chagnon is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 8, which now encompasses Ellery and North Harmony. Chagnon is a retired employee of SKF and has served on the Ellery Town Board and the Chautauqua County South-Central Sewer District Board.

Contact: pierrechagnon@windstream.net

pj wendel photoP. J. Wendel (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 10, which encompasses Lakewood, a portion of Busti and a portion of Jamestown. Wendel is a teacher and wrestling coach and is serving as the incumbent legislator  representing Lakewood and a portion of Busti.

More about the candidate: pj wendel lit (pdf)

Contact: legislatorpj@yahoo.com 716-763-0042

wilfongDavid Wilfong (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 11, which now encompasses the western side of Jamestown. Wilfong is employed as a maintenance supervisor for the Cattaraugus Rehabilitation Center and is serving as the sergeant-at-arms for the county Republican Committee. (Wilfong Takes Stance On County Home Sale)

More about the candidate: Dave Wilfong lit (pdf)

Contact: dwilfong@rehabcenter.org

prietoWilliam Prieto (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 12, which now encompasses the northeastern section of Jamestown. Prieto is an independent business man and has been active in civic affairs for several years.

Contact: wfprieto@gmail.com

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAMark Tarbrake (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 14, which now encompasses Charlotte, Gerry, Ellington and a portion of Ellicott. Tarbrake is employed by SKF and is serving as the incumbent legislator in District 10 representing Ellicott and a portion of Busti.

Contact: tarbsox@yahoo.com 716-640-0390

l15Lisa Vanstrom (announcement article) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 15, which now encompasses the major part of Ellicott including the villages of Celoron and Falconer. Ms. Vanstrom is employed by the Jamestown office of the state Senate and is serving as  a councilwoman on the Ellicott Town Board. Ms. Vanstrom also serves as chairwoman for the Ellicott Republican Committee.

More about the candidate: lisa vanstrom lit (pdf)

Contact: vanstrom@gmail.com 716-665-7072

RON LEMON revRonald Lemon (Primary Winner) (announcement article) and Tami Downey were vying for the new Legislative District 16 which encompasses Kiantone, Carroll and Poland. Both have served as county legislators in the past, representing Carroll and Kiantone. They competed in a primary election on September 10 to determine who will be the Republican candidate for  Legislative District 16 in the November election.

Contact(s): Ron RLemon1@stny.rr.com 

JayGouldJ. Frank Gould is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 17, which now encompasses French Creek, Clymer, Harmony and a portion of Busti. Gould is a retired independent businessman and is serving as the incumbent County Legislator in District 19 representing Harmony, North Harmony and a portion of Busti. Gould also serves as the Chautauqua County Legislature’s chairman.
Contact: fjgould@windstream.net 716-763-0291
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HimeleinDavid Himelein (Primary Winner) (announcement article) and Fred Croscut were vying for the new Legislative District 18, which encompasses Mina, Sherman and Chautauqua. Both are serving as legislators. Croscut is an independent businessman and is representing Sherman and a portion of Chautauqua. Himelein is a retired employee of Welch Foods Inc. and is serving as the incumbent legislator representing Clymer, French Creek, Mina and Ripley. Himelein also serves as the assistant Republican majority leader in the legislature. They competed in a primary election Sept. 10 to determine who will be the Republican candidate for Legislative District 18 in the November election.    
Contact: dhjrh@fairpoint.net 716-769-7249
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HemmerJohn Hemmer (Hemmer on Senior report) is the endorsed candidate for Legislative District 19, which encompasses Westfield and Ripley. Hemmer is a retired employee of the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Engineering Department and is serving as the incumbent legislator in District 22, representing Westfield and Ripley.

Contact: jm_hemmer@msn.com 716-326-3504

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gop victory-2013

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City of Jamestown:

Re-Elect Anthony Dolce (R,C,I) as “Ward 2” City Councilman

tony dolce Contact: afdolce@yahoo.com or 716-483-3573

Re-Elect Kimberly Ecklund (R,C,I) as ”At Large“ City Councilwoman

130822-2009w Contact: kimberlyecklund@yahoo.com or 716-664-0405

Tamara Dickey Seeks 3rd Ward City Council Seat

Post-Journal August 13, 2013: Tamara Dickey is a business, finance,  revenue integrity and compliance professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

Tamara has more than 25 years of experience…and has accepted the Republican…endorsement for the Third Ward position… More

 Brent Sheldon seeks Ward 1 City Council seat

Brent Sheldon(announcement article) “I am committed to lowering Jamestown’s taxes to help create jobs for our residents.” Mr Sheldon has the experience, having previously served as Ward 1 councilman, as well as on several city committees. He has lived in the 1st ward for 23 years, has been employed by the Chautauqua County Dept of Health for 26 years, and has served for several years as the Jamestown Republican Committee Chairman.

More- Brent Sheldon lit (pdf)

Richard Elardo seeks 4th Ward City Council seat

Richard Elardo

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City of Dunkirk:

Re-Elect Michael Michalski (R,C,I) as “1st Ward” Councilman

Michael Michalski Contact: mmichalski@cityofdunkirk.com or

716-951-0015

Town of Ellicott:

Elect Pat McLaughlin as Ward 1 Councilman

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The following are candidates appearing on the Republican ticket for Spring 2013 Village Elections:

March 11, 2013 Village of Fredonia only: 

Trustee Mary Jane Starks, Trustee Michael Vinciguerra, Justice David Prince.

March 19, 2013 All other Villages:

Village of Bemus PointMayor Bryan Dahlberg, Trustee Christine Wight, Trustee Margaret Richardson.
Village of Brocton, Trustee Nicholas Rizzo.
Village of Cherry Creek, Trustee John Lukaszewski, Trustee Bruce Hendricks.
Village of Falconer, Trustee James Rensel, Trustee Deette Dispenza, Trustee Timothy Dunn.
Village of Forestville, Mayor Katherine Bowker, Trustee Gloria Yeager, Trustee Kevin Johnson.
Village of Lakewood, Trustee Susan Drago, Trustee Joe Troche.
Village of Silver Creek, Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Thomas Harmon.
Village of Westfield, Mayor David Carr, Trustee Thomas Puckhaber, Trustee Chris Jaynes.

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