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Republican voters in the City of Olean chose Council President Paula Snyder in a three-way race as their mayoral candidate for November elections.

Voters in the cities of Olean and Salamanca and several towns also picked candidates for fall elections for Republican, Democratic and Independence parties.

In the City of Olean, Republican voters chose Snyder, with 608 votes, over former City Assessor William J. Quinlan, 484, and Richard W. Say, a former alderman, 173.

Quinlan, a Republican, still will be on the November ballot, as he has been endorsed by Democrats.

In Ward 2 in the City of Olean, Democrats chose Alderwoman Joyce Melfi, 195 votes, over challenger John Gibbons, the former city fire chief, 40, as their GOP candidate.

In the City of Salamanca, Democrats in Ward 1 chose Jeffrey L. Pond, 110, as alderman candidate over Thomas A. Story, 22.

Other Republican primary races follow:

EAST OTTO: Anne E. Rugg polled 97 votes to defeat James A. Beach, 78, for the town clerk nomination. Thomas M. Benz won by one vote over March J. Church, 88 to 87, for the highway superintendent nomination.

FREEDOM: Glenn J. Virga Sr. polled 88 votes to defeat Willard D. Covert, 58 votes, for the nomination for supervisor. Winning the two nominations for councilman were John S. Hill, 91 votes, and Douglas L. Morgan, 85, over Alice R. Ronan, 72. Rebecca J. Snyder, received 117 votes to 25 for Dolleen P. Emerling to become the assessor candidate.

ISCHUA: Roger L. Pettengill, with 63 votes, and Eric E. Clayson, 60 votes, won council slots, defeating Neal R. Osgood, 35. Sandra S. Markert, with 46 votes, emerged victorious over Theresa M. Lowe, 42, in the nomination for tax collector.

NAPOLI: Brian R. Keesler received 22 votes to defeat Emma Jean Lindberg, 21, for the assessor nomination.

Democrats had several primary races. Results follow:

CARROLLTON: John W. Kemp Sr., with 55 votes, defeated John E. Hogan, 11, for the nomination for highway superintendent.

EAST OTTO: Robert E. Bowen received 49 votes to defeat Harry M. Weissman, 25, for the nomination for supervisor.

NEW ALBION: Linda A. Blackmar polled 46 votes to defeat Wendy K. Benson, 42, for the nomination for justice.

SALAMANCA: William E. Goodman, 75, defeated Howard E. Andrews Sr., 30, for the nomination for highway superintendent.

Results of primary races for the Independence Party:

HINSDALE: Linda J. Lovell received 4 votes over Loreda J. Vincent, who received no votes for justice candidate.

NEW ALBION: Linda A. Blackmar, 3 votes, defeated Wendy K. Benson, who received no votes, for justice.

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