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In Niagara County, GOP keeps control as all Legislature incumbents win

The 2018 Niagara County Legislature will look exactly the same as the 2017 version as all incumbents won Tuesday.

Only six of the 15 lawmakers had opponents, and the Republicans will continue to hold an 11-4 edge, with all four Democrats from Niagara Falls.

The closest race was in North Tonawanda's 9th District, where Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt held off Democrat Edward A. Smolinski, 2,009 to 1,893.

In the 7th District, covering parts of Wheatfield and North Tonawanda, Republican Kathryn L. Lance had a run for her money — but defeated Democratic challenger Adam C. Dickey, 1,546 to 1,304.

Other incumbents who staved off challenges were Legislature Chairman W. Keith McNall, R-Lockport; Minority Leader Dennis F. Virtuoso, D-Niagara Falls; and GOP Legislators Rebecca J. Wydysh of Lewiston and Richard L. Andres Jr. of North Tonawanda.

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