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Elections

September 21, 2021

The Cattaraugus Country Board of Elections will host early voting for county residents from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. All registered voters have the option to vote early and can go to one of two sites: the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections, 207 Rock City St., Little Valley, and Jamestown Community ...

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Two draft maps released Wednesday by the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission show new configurations of the congressional district that includes the Greater Olean area. The region is part of the 23rd Congressional District, which stretches from the western border of the state ...

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Democrat Sonya M. McCall and Republican Linda M. Edstrom were the winners in their parties’ primaries for Olean Ward 4 Alderman Tuesday, McCall finished with 54 votes, and her opponent, Ezra L. Johnson, received 10, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night by the Cattaraugus County ...

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Olean’s only contests in Tuesday's primary will be in Ward 4. Ezra L. Johnson and Sonya M. McCall are running for the Democratic nomination; David F. Paone and Linda M. Edstrom are seeking the Republican nomination. The seat has been vacant since February when Ward 4 Alderman Kevin Dougherty ...

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CORNING, NY — Police arrested a Watkins Glen man Thursday in connection with incidents at Rep. Tom Reed’s campaign office and home during last year’s congressional election campaign. Jack Kahabka, 21, was charged with criminal mischief for throwing a brick through a window in Reed’s campaign ...

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Olean’s only contests in the June 22 primary will be in Ward 4. Ezra L. Johnson and Sonya M. McCall are running for the Democratic nomination; David F. Paone and Linda M. Edstrom are seeking the Republican nomination. The seat has been vacant since February when Ward 4 Alderman Kevin Dougherty ...

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OLEAN, NY — A candidate for the mayoral seat has thrown his hat into the ring. Gary Harvey, who grew up in Olean and was graduated from Olean High School before studying in college and serving in the military, said he announced his run for the mayor’s office after returning to the city and ...

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OLEAN, NY — Because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Olean Public Library budget vote and trustee election, normally held at the library, will be held instead at the Olean Middle School, alongside the Olean City School District’s annual board election and budget vote, on May 18, 7 a.m. until 9 ...

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After being accused of sexual misconduct Friday, Tom Reed, representative for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, apologized in a statement released by his office Sunday. Reed also announced he will not seek reelection nor will he run for any other office in 2022. On the day of the initial ...

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Voters in the villages of Allegany and Portville elected trustees and justices Tuesday. All races were uncontested, and all candidates ran on both Democratic and Republican lines. According to unofficial results from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections: In Allegany, Jerry Cummins Sr.

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OLEAN, NY — Election Day is more than nine months away, but the race for Ward 4 Alderman already is generating sparks. Ezra Johnson, in a Zoom video posted to Facebook Monday, announced his candidacy for the seat held by Republican Kevin Dougherty. In his candidacy video, Johnson said ...

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OLEAN, NY — Ezra Johnson, in a Zoom video posted to Facebook Monday, announced his candidacy for Ward 4 Alderman in November 2021.  Johnson will run for the seat held by Republican incumbent Kevin Dougherty, who, Johnson believes, has run out his welcome on the Olean Common Council. On the video ...

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Six Republican members of Congress, including Rep. Tom Reed, introduced a resolution Tuesday to censure President Donald J. Trump. “This is an important step to hold the president accountable,” Reed, whose district includes the Greater Olean area, said. “Congress must make clear that it rejects ...

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Rep. Tom Reed described Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as “one of the most disheartening moments of my entire life” during a Thursday afternoon press conference on Zoom. Reed, who represents the 23rd Congressional District which includes the Greater Olean area, conveyed disdain for ...

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Rep. Tom Reed will not object to any state’s electors during Wednesday’s Electoral College vote count in Congress, he told reporters during a media call Tuesday. Some Republican lawmakers are expected to oppose certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. “The Constitution, however, makes ...

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More than 120 Republican members of Congress, nearly two-thirds of the GOP caucus, signed an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit Texas filed to overturn the results of the presidential election. Rep. Tom Reed was not one of them. Reed, whose district includes the Greater Olean area, issued a ...

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OLEAN, NY — With absentee ballots counted, Linda Witte has defeated Lawrence “JR” Bennion in the race for Ward 1 Alderman, according to official election results from Cattaraugus County.  Witte, who ran on Democratic and Working Family party lines, finished with 567 votes. Bennion, who ran on ...

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PENN YAN — Democrat Tracy Mitrano conceded the District 23 congressional race on Friday. "Although the counting of absentee ballots continues to narrow the margin, the math has long pointed to a clear victory for my opponent," Mitrano said in a statement issued shortly before 6:30 ...

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President-elect Joe Biden should be recognized as the projected winner of the presidential election, Rep. Tom Reed said during a media call Tuesday. “I respect the president’s right to pursue those lawsuits, but I also recognize that if you look at our 200-year-old plus history and you look at ...

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In 2013, Angel Roggie, at the time a St. Bonaventure University junior, walked into the White House, ready to be a speechwriting intern for the Office of Vice President.   “Vice President Joe Biden was coming to speak to all the interns, but he wanted to meet all his own interns first," the 2014 ...

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On Saturday, TAPinto Greater Olean reporters gathered reaction to news that election results show Joe Biden will serve as nation's 46th president. From Elected Officials and Candidates in the Greater Olean Area: "To ensure the integrity of our electoral process, we must continue to ...

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During her 2020 campaign challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Tom Reed for New York's 23rd Congressional District, Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano conducted weekly Thursday media calls. She did a media call the Thursday after the election, and she emphasized that she “sees the map” and ...

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On Thursday night, President Donald Trump claimed, among other things, that he won the election, that fraudulent votes had been cast, and that he already won several states where his opponent, Former Vice President Joe Biden, was leading. Tracy Mitrano, the Democrat who challenged incumbent  ...

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Following President Donald Trump’s criticism of the vote-counting process, Republican lawmakers who represent the Greater Olean area voiced more measured opinions on the presidential election. “Once all votes are counted and certified, we must accept the results and unite as Americans to ...

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Republican incumbent Rep. Tom Reed won re-election in New York’s 23rd congressional district Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano. With about 99% of the votes reported, Reed led Mitrano by a 63% to 36% margin. “We are truly honored to see so many people across the district ...

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OLEAN, NY — New York State Assemblyman Joseph Giglio has won re-election in New York’s 148th Assemblyman district against Democrat W. Ross Scott, an attorney for the Ross Scott Law Firm. All 55 precincts in the 148th district have unofficially reported Giglio received 76% of the votes, totaling ...

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OLEAN, NY — Lawrence “JR" Bennion, who ran on Republican and Conservative party lines, leads incumbent Linda Witte in the race for Ward 1 Alderman, according to unofficial results issued by Cattaraugus County. Witte ran on Democratic and Working Family party lines.  As of late Tuesday night, 918 ...

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Democrat Tracy Mitrano and incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Reed have clashed over rural broadband, dairy farming policies, campaign funding and other issues during the campaign for New York’s District 23 congressional seat. Both are attorneys; Mitrano also holds a PhD in history.  Reed often ...

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The nation has yet to make up its mind. This presidential race is so close that even the slightest change could tip the scales of this election. According to CNN reporting as of 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to have secured 215 electoral votes to President ...

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State Sen. George Borrello has won re-election in New York’s 57th Senate District against opponent Frank Puglisi, the Lyndon town clerk.  Of the votes that have been counted, Borrello garnered nearly 75% of votes in Cattaraugus County, 80% of votes in Allegany County and 75% of votes in ...

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