Conservative Family Court Judge line only primary in June

There will be only one primary next month in Chautauqua County for this fall’s elections.

June 25 has been designated Primary Day for New York state voters for federal, state and local offices, excluding the presidential primary, which took place April 2.

In Chautauqua County, only registered Conservative Party members will be voting and that will be for family court judge, where Sally Jaroszynski and Peter Johnson are seeking the party line.

According to petitions filed with the county Board of Elections, both candidates are registered Republicans, with Johnson the endorsed Republican candidate. Jaroszynski, meanwhile, is also running on the Working Families line. In both 2014 and 2016 Jaroszynski ran for Family Court judge on the Democratic line but lost both times – in 2014 to Jeff Piazza and in 2016 to Michael Sullivan.

According to the county Board of Elections website, there will be only one site for early voting and that is at the Robert H. Jackson Center, 304 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.

The day of the June 25 primary, polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The other countywide office up in November is for district attorney. Only Jason Schmidt, the incumbent, has filed petitions to run for office. He will be running on the Republican and Conservative lines.


Statewide, seats in the state assembly and senate offices are up in November.

For the state Assembly 150th District, which includes Chautauqua County, Andrew Molitor will be running on the Republican and Conservative lines, while Michael Bobseine will be running on the Democrat and Working Families lines.

Current Assemblyman Andy Goodell, a Republican, is not seeking re-election.

Incumbent State Sen. George Borrello is the only candidate to submit petitions to run for the 57th Senate District, which includes Chautauqua County. He is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.


In November, registered voters in Chautauqua County will be selecting for the offices of president, U.S. Senate and 23rd Congressional District.

For Senate, incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand is attempting to run on the Democratic and Working Families lines. She is being challenged by Michael Sapraicone, who is attempting to run on the Republican and Conservative lines. According to the state Board of Elections website, litigation is pending for both Gillibrand’s Democratic endorsement and Sapraicone’s Republican endorsement.

For the 23rd Congressional District, Incumbent Nick Langworthy is running on the Republican and Conservative lines. He is being challenged by Thomas Carle, who is running on the Democratic line.


There are 24 municipalities in Chautauqua County that will have offices that will be up in November.

There are no city offices.

For town offices, those include Carroll justice, Carroll council member vacancy, Charlotte council member vacancy, Chautauqua town highway superintendent, Cherry Creek justice, Cherry Creek council member vacancy, Dunkirk town council member vacancy, Ellery justice, Harmony clerk, Kiantone council member vacancy, North Harmony justice, Poland council member vacancy, Pomfret council member vacancy, Portland tax collector vacancy, Ripley supervisor vacancy, Ripley justice, Ripley council member vacancy, and Sherman clerk vacancy.

For villages, offices up for election include Bemus Point trustee (two seats) and Bemus Point trustee vacancy, Brocton mayor, Brocton trustee (two seats), Celoron trustee (two seats), Mayville trustee (two seats), Panama mayor, Panama trustee, Silver Creek trustee (two seats), Sinclairville trustee (two seats), and Westfield village trustee (two seats).


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