Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on November 4, 2019
Tomorrow is Election Day.
In Batavia, the race generating the most attention is for Batavia City Court Judge. Attorney Benjamin Bonarigo is on the Democrat, Working Party and Green Party lines, part-time Judge Durin Rogers has the Republican, Conservation and Independence Party lines.
Also in the city, voters will elect all six ward councilmen:
Only two have opposition: John Canale is challenged by Deborah Kerr Rosenbeck, a Libertarian, and in Ward 5 longtime Republican Kathy Briggs is opposed by Democrat Sam DiSalvo.
All nine members of the Genesee County Legislature are up for election. Only one has an opponent. Legislator Maryann Clattenberg is challenged by Libertarian Colin McAllister.
There are various town elections as well. Polls open in Genesee county tomorrow morning at 6 and remain open until 9 tomorrow night.
Andrew Maguire has been named the new Executive Director of Economic Development for the City of Batavia.
Maguire will head up the Batavia Development Corporation, a post recently held by Rachel Tabelski until she was named Assistant City Manager.
Maguire served for the past five years as Clerk-Treasurer for the Village of Oakfield.
He begins his new post with the city on November 18th.
The number of registered Democrats is growing across New York State. The State Board of Elections says there are over five-point-nine-million New York State residents enrolled in the Democratic Party. That’s up nearly five-percent since President Trump was elected three years ago.
In comparison, there are just over two-point-six million enrolled Republicans.
Currently, Democrats hold control of the governor’s office and both branches of the State Legislature.