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New judgeship on ballot in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE – The Sept. 9 primary ballot will list candidates for an additional Chautauqua County Family Court judge.

In addition, voters will be able to choose among candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and the Chautauqua County Legislature’s 12th District seat representing Jamestown. There are six party lines on the ballot.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation in June approving the second Family Court judgeship for the county. The Chautauqua County position was among 25 new judgeships that were created statewide to help deal with a backlog of cases.

When county voters go to the polls next week, they will choose among candidates listed by party line on the ballot as follows:

Democratic: Sally A. Jaroszynsk of Falconer or James Spann of Westfield for Family Court judge; Zephyr R. Teachout, Andrew M. Cuomo or Randy A. Credico for governor; Kathleen C. Hochul or Timothy Wu for lieutenant governor.

Republican: Jeffrey A. Piazza of Kiantone or Michael J. Sullivan of Fredonia for Family Court judge.

Conservative: Sullivan, Piazza or Spann for Family Court judge.

Working Families: Sullivan or Spann for Family Court judge

Independence: Spann, Piazza or Sullivan for Family Court judge; Elisabeth T. Rankin or Beth A. Kresge for County Legislature District 12.

Green: Sullivan or Spann for Family Court judge.

All Chautauqua County poll sites will be open for the primary from noon to 9 p.m.

Voters can find information at