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MEAL SAYS HE WON'T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION THIS YEAR

Niagara County Legislator Gerald E. Meal, R-Royalton, said he will not run for re-election this year.

"I've had 28 years of it, eight years on the Town Board and 20 years on the Legislature. It's about time I stepped down," Meal said.

He said Royalton Councilman L. Kent Kilgore may run for the Republican nomination for his 19th District seat. The Democratic candidate will be John J. Villella, who narrowly lost to Meal in 2003.