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Smooth sailing for GOP incumbents, again, in Clarence

Republican incumbents in Clarence won't break much of a sweat when early voting begins this month.

Supervisor Patrick Casilio, Councilmen Robert Geiger and Christopher Greene and Town Clerk Nancy Metzger are running unopposed. The same four candidates were unopposed the last time around in 2015.

Casilio and Greene are both seeking second terms, while Geiger is seeking his third.

Geiger's seat was rumored as a spot for former Rep. Chris Collins to land to make way for another GOP congressional candidate last fall. That didn't happen and Geiger said he's happy, at 81, to seek another term.

Metzger has served as clerk since the mid-1990s and has never faced a re-election opponent, archives show.

Geiger said he doesn't know why Democrats struggle to field candidates. Republicans outnumber Democrats by 11,200 to 7,000 among registered voters in Clarence.

The only competitive race is town justice. Republican Robert Sillars isn't seeking re-election. Republicans backed former town prosecutor Jonathan Hickey, while Democrats endorsed attorney Ryan J. Mills.

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