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Hamburg town supervisor not seeking reelection

Steven J. Walters

Hamburg Republicans have endorsed attorney Dennis Gaughan, a Democrat, for town supervisor after incumbent Steven J. Walters said he will not run for a fourth term.

Gaughan, a longtime Democrat, ran unsuccessfully against Walters on the Independence Party line in 2009.

Also getting the endorsements from the Republican town committee were Blasdell Mayor Michael Petrie and Lake Shore School District counselor Elizabeth Farrell for four-year council terms and Michael Mosey, a sales representative, for the two-year council seat. Two council positions will be added to the Town Board next year, bringing the board to five members.

Thomas Duszkiewicz, a former federal and state prosecutor, was endorsed for town justice.

Republicans, who met Thursday night, declined to make an endorsement for highway superintendent at this time, Chairwoman Barbara Lipka said. Incumbent Highway Superintendent Tom Best Sr., a registered Conservative, has announced he is running for re-election.

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