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Voters will elect supervisors in 27 towns; only 10 are contested

Supervisor candidates are up for election in 27 of Cattaraugus County's 32 towns Tuesday, but only 10 of them face opposition.

Of the 16 incumbents seeking another term, nine are unopposed.

Supervisor contests will take place in the towns of Allegany, Carrollton, Conewango, Ellicottville, Lyndon, Machias, Olean, Portville, Randolph and Yorkshire.

Propositions to give four-year terms to officeholders are on the ballot in the towns of Freedom and Great Valley. Freedom voters also will decide whether to replace their Board of Assessors with a single appointed assessor.

The most crowded contests are the Town Board races. Four candidates are vying for two seats in the towns of Allegany, Coldspring, Conewango, East Otto, Great Valley, Ischua, Machias and Portville.

The most fanciful Town Board candidate is Ashford's Deborah A. Lipinski, who appears on the ballot representing the Party of Sunshine & Smiles.

The only town where no official nameplates will have to be changed when the polls close is New Albion. All five candidates on the ballot are incumbents and all of them are unopposed.

Other towns where all the candidates on the ballot are unopposed include Dayton, Farmersville, Franklinville, Freedom, Humphrey, Leon, Mansfield, Napoli, Otto, Persia and Red House.

Cattaraugus Correspondent Donna Snyder assisted with this report.

e-mail: danderson@buffnews.com

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