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Allegany County Politics


From Michael T. Baldwin, Founder WJQZ 93.5 FM and the widely read and missed, Wellsville Regional News.

Five Republicans are potentially vying for three county legislative seats in the November election for the Wellsville-Andover District. Those who have taken out nominating petitions include Andover police chief Jim Rumfelt, Former legislator Kevin LaForge of Wellsville, incumbent lawmakers Steve Havey and Gary Barnes as well as Greg McAndrew. Currently legislator Karl Graves has already announced he won’t seek re-election. No word yet if any Democrats will enter the race. The District allows for three legislators.

After a few tumultuous years in the Town of Alma, current town supervisor Ronald Steadt won’t seek another term. Plenty are interested, including longtime firefighter and Deputy Allegany County Fire Coordinator Shaun Taylor of Allentown. He is currently circulating nominating petitions. The town in recent years has battled a number of lawsuits involving the highway department and union issues. Some are still ongoing.

*The Wellsville Sun will have an interview with incumbent Steve Havey published sometime Friday.

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