posted on May 01, 2013 11:38
The Genesee County Republican Committee has issued their endorsements for this fall’s elections and the list includes some surprises..
The long time Chair of the Genesee County Legislature, Batavia’s Mary Pat Hancock, will not seek re-election this fall.
Hancock has served 10 terms, half of them as the leader of the legislature.
County GOP Chairman Richard Seibert says Hancock will be missed:
“Certainly Mary Pat has done a tremendous job over the years and has been a great leader. Frankly, I tried to talk her out of it (not running for re-election.) But Mary Pat feels she has served and wants to do more with her life and do other things. It was her option not to run.”
The Genesee County Republican Committee has endorsed realtor Andrew Young to run in the legislature district from the towns of Batavia and Stafford.In another surprise, District 6 legislator Esther Leadley failed to win the party endorsement for another term.
Leadley was beat out for the nod by Greg Torrey, who has held a number of politically appointed jobs.And in city of Batavia district 9, the GOP has endorsed former city councilman Bob Bialkowski. The seat is currently occupied by the legislature’s lone democrat, Ed DeJanerioThe County GOP Committee endorsed all the remaining incumbents including the two county wide races: District Attorney Lawrence Freidman and County Clerk Don Read.
The GOP endorsed candidates are:
District Attorney: Lawrence Friedman
County Clerk: Don Read
Dist. 1 Alabama & Oakfield: Raymond F. Cianfrini
Dist. 2 Elba, Byron & Bergen: Robert Bausch
Dist. 3 Pembroke & Darien: Annie Lawrence
Dist. 4 Towns of Batavia & Stafford: Andrew Young
Dist. 5 LeRoy: Rochelle Stein
Dist. 6 Alexander, Bethany & Pavilion: Greg Torrey
Dist. 7 City of Batavia Wards 1 & 6: Frank Ferrando Jr.
Dist. 8 City of Batavia Wards 2 & 3: Marianne Clattenburg
Dist. 9 City of Batavia Wards 4 & 5: Robert Bialkowski