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Elections for Legislature feature four races among nine districts

BATAVIA – There will be four contests – one a three-way race – in the Genesee County Legislature’s nine districts in this year’s November election.

The three-way contest is for one of the city’s three seats. Incumbent Republican Marianne Clattenberg is opposed by William G. Fava, a Democrat, and the Libertarian Party’s Robert W. Brown.

In LeRoy, legislator Rochelle M. Stein will face Democrat Earl W. Funderburk.

GOP incumbent Esther G. Leadley will run as an independent after losing the endorsement of her party, which is backing Gregg H. Torrey for the towns of Alexander, Bethany and Pavilion.

The Legislature’s sole Democrat – Edward DeJaneiro Jr. – is opposed by a former GOP City Councilman, F. Robert Bialkowski.

In uncontested races, longtime chairwoman Mary Pat Hancock is retiring and Republicans have endorsed Andrew J. Young to succeed her as legislator for the town of Batavia and Stafford.

Four GOP incumbents – the city’s Frank C. Ferrando, Raymond F. Cianfrini of Oakfield, Robert J. Bausch of Bergen, Annie M. Lawrence of Corfu – have no opposition.

Most of the candidates are backed by other parties, chiefly Conservative and Independent, for the two-year terms.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman and county clerk Don M. Read are unopposed.

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