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Petitions filed for upcoming elections

Candidate nominating petitions filed with the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections indicate a race without an opponent for mayor in Salamanca and a primary for Ward 7 alderman in the City of Olean.

Salamanca Mayor Jeffrey L. Pond has no opposition as he seeks a third two-year term, on the Democratic, Republican, Independence and Conservative party lines.

City Judge Ronald D. Ploetz of Randolph, appointed earlier this year, seeks a full six-year term, unopposed on all four party lines lines.

In Ward 1, Harold Kahm, D, is unopposed for another two-year term.

In Ward 2, newcomer Gerri J. Johnson, D, challenges William J. Ferguson, seeking re-election on the R, I and C lines.

In Ward 3, Roger W. Bailey, D, challenges J. Stephen Montgomery, R, I, C, for another term. Montgomery is a former mayor.

In Ward 4, challenger Michael R. Smith, D, seeks to unseat Gary J. Wind, R.

In Ward 5, longtime Alderman E. J. Riley, D, is without opposition.

In the City of Olean, aldermen will be elected in four wards for two-year terms.

In Ward 2, Michael D. Kayes, D, I, C, is unopposed for re-election.

In Ward 4, Linda M. Edstrom, R, I, C, is seeking another term.

In Ward 6, Richard C. Smith, R, I, C, is unopposed for another term.

In Ward 7, a Democratic primary is set between David J. Anastasia, a county legislator limited by term limits to seek re-election, and Frank L. Steffen Jr. Anastasia also has Independence and Working Families lines and Steffen has the Conservative line.

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