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McNall chosen chairman of Niagara County Legislature

LOCKPORT – W. Keith McNall, a Lockport Republican, was elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature for 2016 in a meeting of the GOP caucus Tuesday night.

McNall, entering his 11th year in the Legislature, succeeds the retiring William L. Ross as chairman.

“I’ll strive to bring the same level of consistency as he did,” McNall said. “The challenges of the county government are unending, and I will do my best to lead the community in the right direction.”

Clyde L. Burmaster, R-Ransomville, will continue as vice chairman. Randy R. Bradt, R-North Tonawanda, was chosen the new majority leader, succeeding Richard E. Updegrove, who did not seek another term as a legislator.

McNall will be officially seated as chairman at the Legislature’s Jan. 5 meeting.