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GOP TO BACK MRS. RAMSEY IN LANCASTER

Kelly Ramsey, a Penora Street homemaker and former clerk in the Marine Corps, will be the Republican-Conservative candidate for Lancaster town supervisor.

She will oppose Stanley Jay Keysa, supervisor since 1976 and the endorsed Democratic candidate for another two-year term.

Mrs. Ramsey will be endorsed by the GOP town executive committee, Vicki Hooke, town chairwoman, said Tuesday.

Mrs. Ramsey is expected to be endorsed by the Erie County Conservative executive committee Thursday.

A resident of the town for two years, Mrs. Ramsey grew up in the City of Tonawanda and attended Niagara University for two years. She also served in the Marine Corps for two years as an administration clerk. She and her husband, Richard, a Moog Inc. machinist, have an 8-year-old son.

Leon McBride of Field Avenue, a lifelong Village of Lancaster resident, has received the Republican endorsement for councilman.

Active in the village's Independent Party, he will be running against Robert H. Giza and Donald E. Kwak, Democratic incumbents, with the two top vote-getters elected to a four-year term.

Darlene Grabenstatter, a Schwartz Road resident and a bank loan representative, is the GOP candidate for tax receiver. She is a Buffalo State College graduate. She and her husband, Alan, have a daughter.

Highway Superintendent Virgil J. Paul, the only GOP town office holder, was endorsed for re-election.

The GOP town committee did not endorse for the other councilmanic seat or town justice.

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