posted on February 22, 2011 07:16
Jane Corwin is the chosen one.
The Clarence Assemblywoman has been tapped as the GOP candidate to replace Chris Lee in the 26th Congressional District.
Lee abruptly resigned earlier this month amid the release of a shirtless photo and flirtatious e-mails on the internet.
Corwin is a conservative. She first ran for the State Assembly in 2008.
The Democrats have yet to name a candidate. Most political observers say the front-runner is Erie County Clerk Kathleen Hochul.
Also unknown is when a special election would be held. Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to call one and the people of this district – which includes all of Genesee County – remain without a representative in Congress.
A Batavia man is behind county bars facing felony drug charges.
Officers from the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force collared 23-year-old Ronnie Allen of Vine Street. Lawmen say they watched Allen – known on the street as Ace – do a crack cocaine deal in the city then got a warrant to search his home. Police said they found five more bags of crack there.
Ace has been jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
In Wyoming County, two Warsaw residents face felony drug charges following an investigation by State Police.
22-year-old Farren Jordan and 25-year-old Joshua Fisher are locked up in the Wyoming County Jail without bail.
Troopers say Jordan and Fisher sold drugs to undercover officers.
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