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STATE SUPREME COURT RACE WILL BE FOCUS OF ELECTION

With no countywide contests, Genesee voters' attention in the Nov. 5 election will focus on a State Supreme Court race.

Justice Glenn R. Morton, appointed this summer, is one of three major-party candidates seeking a full 14-year term. Morton, who served for 29 years as Genesee County judge and surrogate, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Right to Life lines.

Both Democrats and Republicans have endorsed Erie County District Attorney Kevin M. Dillon, who also has Conservative and Liberal backing, while Democrats have endorsed Buffalo City Judge Eugene M. Fahey, who also is running on the Liberal line.

Genesee County has not had a State Supreme Court justice since 1965, when Robert E. Noonan of Batavia died during his second term. His nephew, Republican Robert C. Noonan, is unopposed in a bid to succeed Morton as county judge. Noonan has been district attorney for the past eight years. Voters have no choice in other county races, where Democratic opponents are almost non-existent. Sheriff Gary T. Maha is unopposed as he seeks his third four-year term. Also unopposed are Republicans Larry J. Beck of Byron and Donald E. Coleman of Bergen, candidates for coroner.

In the City of Batavia, B. Thomas Mancuso, appointed earlier this year to succeed Kenneth F. Witt as Ward 3 councilman, is running with Republican and Conservative support for the three-year balance of that term.

In the Town of Le Roy, Democratic Councilman Robert Uberty is running for the two years remaining in the term of John T. Kemp, who left the Town Board Jan. 1.

In Batavia, former Councilman Alfred E. Lang has the GOP endorsement in a Town Board race against Conservative Party candidate Antoinette A. Platek for the three years remaining in the term of Councilman James F. DeLong Jr.

Darien voters will choose between Democrat Doris Perl and Republican-Conservative Beth A. Gold for town justice. Assemblymen Charles H. Nesbitt, R-Albion, and Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Springville, are unopposed for two-year terms.

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