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The winner of a two-way race for Cattaraugus County legislator in District 9 on Nov. 6 will serve until the term expires on Dec. 31, 2003.

The district comprises the City of Salamanca and towns of Salamanca and Red House.

Two city residents face each other.

Anthony L. Revetti of Washington Street is endorsed by the Democrat, Independence and Conservative parties. He was appointed eight months ago to fill the office until Dec. 31 due to the death of veteran legislator Benjamin J. Calabro.

Ronald J. Yehl of Wilson Street has been endorsed by the Republican Party.

Revetti spent 21 years in the Navy and recently returned to his hometown with his wife and two children.

A self-employed businessman, Revetti is a director of the Salamanca Housing Authority. He serves on the Legislature's County Operations, Development and Agriculture and Senior Services committees.

Revetti's goals are to work closely with the Seneca Nation of Indians to develop new businesses to benefit both communities, continue activity with senior citizens and to support sports programs and after-school learning and development programs for children.

Revetti attends Holy Cross Church and is a member of several local veterans service clubs.

Yehl was formerly mayor of the City of Salamanca for several terms and was executive director of the Salamanca Housing Authority until he retired recently. He is a longtime officer of the U.S. Route 219 Association.

A Seabee veteran, Yehl and his wife raised seven children in Salamanca, where he was an active volunteer on such projects as the conversion of a grocery store into a library and restoration of a theater damaged extensively by a flood.

Yehl said his interests now are for the area to reach for new growth and prosperity, to interact with the Seneca Nation of Indians, the business community and industrial development agencies to promote positive growth.

Yehl said he will need little training to become a legislator, based on his previous experience.

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