Although it is an off-year for Town Board races, Elma will elect a supervisor and a councilman next Tuesday.
Councilwoman Audrey Murdoch was named to the supervisor's post when John DiJoseph died last December with more than a year left in his two-year term.
Mrs. Murdoch, a Republican, is seeking another year in the $44,000-a-year post, and her fellow Republican, Bill Cirocco, appointed to her board seat, is seeking to fill the last year of that term.
They are opposed by Democrats Edward G. Dudek, who ran against DiJoseph a year ago, and Timothy J. Pawarski, who is running for the one-year Town Board term.
Mrs. Murdoch, a former executive assistant to Rep. Bill Paxon, R-Amherst, quit that job when she was appointed supervisor. Cirocco, a retiree, has served on the Elma Planning Board. Mrs. Murdoch and Cirocco also have Conservative, Independent, Right to Life and Freedom Party endorsements.
Dudek, retired from the University at Buffalo School of Engineering, and Pawarski, an attorney, have the Democratic Party line.