Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on November 6, 2018
Governor Cuomo and his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro are casting their votes this Election Day.
Cuomo who is seeking a third term as Governor has been ahead in the polls by double digits.
Molinaro is hoping for an upset win, like in 1994, when little-known George Pataki knocked off Cuomo’s father Mario to become governor.
Locally the eyes of most political observers will be on the race for the 27th Congressional District.
Incumbent Chris Collins, under federal indictment for insider trading, is seeking re-election. His democratic opponent is Nate McMurray, who was given little chance of unseating the incumbent until Collins’ arrest.
Most polls have that race to close to call.
There is a proposition on the ballot in Genesee County to increase the term of county legislators from 2 to 4 years.
The measure, if approved, would create staggered four year terms.
It would result in four legislative district being up for election in one year and two years later, the other five districts would be up for election.
In the Town of Bethany there is one contested race today and that is highway superintendent.
Incumbent Mike Adams is being challenged by Barb Czworka.
The job pays $52,000 a year.One issue raised in the campaign: Czworka does not have a CDL driver’s license.
Funeral arrangements were announced today for Jerry Warner.
Calling hours for Jerry will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7pm at Burdett and Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield.
Jerry’s Funeral will be held Friday Morning, 10am, at Burdett and Sanford. Read Jerry’s complete obituary HERE.
Some Buffalo Bills fans are growing tired of struggling quarterback Nathan Peterman. In fact, one of them has started a GoFundMe to raise money toward Peterman’s retirement. The webpage has a plea for Peterman to leave the league and never come back. So far, it’s raised roughly 50 dollars of its one million dollar goal. In his latest game against the Bears, Peterman threw three interceptions.