The big primary election Tuesday in Hamburg may be the Democrat supervisor's race between James M. Shaw and Dennis Gaughan, but there are other races.
Highway Superintendent Tom Best Sr., the only candidate on the Republican line, and Ted Casey, the only candidate on the Democratic line, are seen as the main candidates for highway superintendent. But each has a primary challenge on a minor party ballot line. Casey's sister, Megan, is running against Best in the Independence Party primary. Ted Casey said he will wage a write-in effort for the Independence line. Galen Kogut is challenging Casey in the Working Families Party primary.
Town justice candidates Thomas Duszkiewicz and incumbent Gerald P. Gorman will face off for the Democrat, Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines.
GOP council candidates Michael Petrie and Beth Farrell are running for two spots on the Independence line against Erin K. Oliver.