Library, village elections set for Tuesday
While most of the country is focused on the November elections, there is an election for a handful of local communities set for next week.
On Tuesday, residents in select New York villages and library districts will go to the polls for the elections that were originally scheduled for last March, but were delayed due to COVID-19.
In Chautauqua County, residents in Sinclairville and Westfield will select village leaders and Dunkirk residents will select three trustees of the Dunkirk Public Library. There will not be a budget vote for the library. All other Chautauqua County villages have moved their elections to November.
In Cattaraugus County, residents in the villages of Cattaraugus, Delevan, Ellicottville, Franklinville, Gowanda, Little Valley, and South Dayton will be electing local leaders.
Of all the elections in both counties, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus and Little Valley have contested races.
In Elllicottville, John A. Burrell with the New Village Party and William S. Coolidge with the Village Strong Party are running for mayor. Douglas S. Bush (Republican), Edward J. Imhoff (Republican), Douglas S. Bush (New Village) and Edward J. Imhoff (New Village) are all running for two trustee seats.
In Cattaraugus, Jason Crawford (Democratic Party), Diane S. Wienk (Republican) and George E. Borrowdale (Republican) are running for two trustee seats.
In Little Valley, Rory B. Mosher (Republican), Raymond J. Hughes (Republican) and Piper L. Bridenbaker (New Direction) are running for two trustee seats.
In Gowanda, Wanda J. Koch (Forward Party) and Aaron P. Markham (Forward Party) are both running for two trustee seats.
In South Dayton, Robert W. Killock and Lynn J. Rupp who are both running on the Democratic and Republican lines are running for two trustee seats. Stephen S. Smuda III is the only candidate on the ballot running for village justice. He is running on both the Democratic and Republican lines.
In Westfield, Michael Catalano and Dennis Lutes are both running on both the Democratic and Republican lines for two trustee seats.
In Sinclairville, James Bailey with the Sunnyside Party and Jon Desnerck with the Helping Hands Party are running for two trustee seats.
In Dunkirk, there are three candidates running for three library board trustee seats. On the ballot are candidates Nancy Tuggle, Marybeth Muldowney and Sara Anne Marsowicz.