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Kevin LaForge is running for District 4 Legislator


Local businessman, civic leader, and previous Legislator steps forward as an Independent candidate in the November 2nd contest

From Andrew Harris, 10/21/21

With less than two weeks until election day, LaForge has launched his campaign to be re-elected to the seat he held from 2010 until 2018 serving District 4(Wellsville/Andover.)

Kevin has been on the ballot from the beginning and has employed a low-key strategy since the ballot was finalized by the Republican primary this summer.

To learn a little more about Kevin LaForge and his business and political background, Michael T. Baldwin did a great job of introducing him back in 2017:


“During his tenure, LaForge has served as Chair of the Human Services Committee and the Allegany County Affordable Government Group while also serving on the Budget, Planning & Economic Development, Public Safety, and Ways & Means Committees.  Mr. LaForge also serves as President of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Board of Directors.

LaForge is a life-long Allegany County resident.  He is a graduate of Wellsville High School and Alfred University.  He earned a B.S. in Management and a B.A. in Public Administration.  Kevin is best known for his role at K. S. LaForge Excavating and LaForge Disposal Services, locally owned and operated companies. Many people ask LaForge how he can find the time to do everything he does.  Kevin responds, “I have great supervisors and employees.  Several of them are in their third and even fourth decades with the company and, along with my very supportive wife, Ginny, make my public service commitment possible.”

Expect to see more Elect LaForge signs while traveling through Wellsville and Andover. LaForge has committed to an interview with the Wellsville Sun next week and we look forward to hearing more about his bid to return to Belmont.

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