There are a lot of Quinns involved in the 9th District Erie County Legislature race, a seat currently held by incumbent Lynne Dixon, I-Hamburg.
First, there's Dixon's challenger, Hamburg town Councilman Michael P. Quinn Jr., whose last name is gracing lawn signs throughout the district, which covers Hamburg, Blasdell, South Buffalo and Lackawanna. Quinn, a lawyer, is the endorsed Democratic candidate.
He is not to be confused with Jack Quinn, the former Congressman and Erie Community College president, who recently gave Dixon his endorsement, praising her "independent leadership."
Dixon belongs to the Independence Party, though she caucuses with the Republican-supported majority.
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