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Elections

June 29, 2022

Following statewide trends, Cattaraugus County voters chose Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul and Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin as their parties’ candidates for New York’s November gubernatorial election. Unofficial results from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections showed Hochul winning the ...

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Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls Tuesday to select their parties' candidates for governor of New York. The Democratic candidates are Gov. Kathy Hochul; Rep, Thomas Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams.  On the Republican ballot, the candidates are former ...

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Early voting for New York State’s June 28 primary election will begin June 18 and continue through June 26. Voters in both parties will cast ballots for governor. The Democratic candidates for governor are Gov. Kathy Hochul, Rep, Thomas Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D.

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After months of changes and uncertainty, the field for the congressional race in District 23, which includes the Greater Olean area, is taking shape. Republicans Nick Langworthy and Carl Paladino will square off in the Aug. 23 GOP primary. Democrat Max Della Pia has the backing of the district’s ...

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The special election for the remainder of Rep. Tom Reed’s unexpired term will take place Aug. 23. Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation setting the date on Saturday. Reed, a Republican who represented the district since 2010, resigned from Congress on May 10 and announced he is joining the ...

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The District 23 congressional campaign took another twist Friday when Rep. Chris Jacobs withdrew from the race. Jacobs, a Republican, had been endorsed by GOP leaders in the district, but lost their support after he indicated he would vote for Democrat-backed gun safety legislation. Several ...

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The configuration of the 23rd Congressional District, which includes the Greater Olean area, has changed again. Rep. Chris Jacobs, a Republican who represents District 27, will seek election in the new District 23. He will run against Democrat Max Della Pia. "I look forward to getting to know ...

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HORNELL, NY — Max Della Pia received, on Friday morning, the unanimous endorsement of the Democrat Committee chairs representing each county of New York’s 23rd Congressional District as the nominee for the upcoming special election.  “It’s an honor to be endorsed by all of the County Chairs and ...

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A court-appointed special master released a draft of new congressional district lines for New York State Monday. Under the plan, the Greater Olean area would remain in District 23, but the configuration of the district would change. The new boundary lines do not extend as far as east as the ...

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Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who has represented the Greater Olean area since 2010, resigned from Congress Tuesday and will join the Prime Policy Group, a lobbying firm based in Washington. “It has been an honor to serve with you all from both parties,” Reed said in remarks delivered on the House ...

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Max H. Della Pia on Monday announced his candidacy to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District, which includes the Greater Olean area. In a press release, Della Pia, an Owego resident who served more than 30 years in the Air Force, discussed changes he hopes to make. At the top of his ...

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Sen. George M. Borrello has officially announced that he will seek re-election to the New York State Senate. “I am grateful every day for the privilege of serving the people of the Western Southern Tier," Borrello, a Republican, said in a press release. "This region is my home and there is ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library Board of Trustees has three positions open for election: two five-year terms and a two-year term. Interested candidates must be qualified voters of the Olean City School District and must have resided in the district for a period of at least one year ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Jandoli Institute will begin its third PolitiFact workshop for St. Bonaventure University students Monday. The workshop, conducted by PolitiFact Senior Correspondent Louis Jacobson and Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee, will provide students with the ...

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What topics generated the most interest in the Greater Olean area in 2021? We ran the numbers through Google Analytics and compiled a list of the topics that attracted the most page views. As New Year’s Day approaches, we will count down the top 10 topics on our list. Olean Mayoral Challenger ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello was elected to a third term Tuesday, defeating Dr. Gary Harvey by a margin of 73% to 26%. According to unofficial results from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections, Aiello received 1,411 votes; Harvey finished with 493. “I am so honored to have won my ...

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OLEAN, NY — Incumbent Vernon Robinson Jr. defeated Nicholas A. Peterson in the race for Ward 6 Alderman, according to unofficial results from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections.  As of late Tuesday night, 294 votes had been counted in the race. Robinson has 58.1% of the vote (165 total ...

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HINSDALE, NY — Theodore Mascho, a six-year incumbent, was re-elected highway superintendent Tuesday. He defeated Daniel E. Zawatski by a margin of 245 votes to 92, according to unofficial results from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections. . Mascho, who will serve a two-year term, was the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Jandoli School of Communication provided live coverage of Tuesday's election results. SBU-TV, TAPinto Greater Olean and the Jandoli Institute collaborated on a report that streamed live at 10 p.m. Tuesday on SBU-TV’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The show featured ...

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OLEAN, NY — Republican incumbent Jason Panus leads United People Party candidate Kristin Hinton in the race for Ward 2 Alderman, according to unofficial results issued by Cattaraugus County.  As of midnight Wednesday, Panus received 246 of 333 total votes, totaling 73.87% of all ballots, while ...

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Voters in Olean will choose a mayor and council members, but most elections in the Greater Olean area this fall are uncontested. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Poling locations are available on the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections website. Early voting took place between Oct. 23 ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Jandoli School of Communication students will once again provide live election coverage. SBU-TV, TAPinto Greater Olean and the Jandoli Institute will collaborate on a report that will stream live at 10 p.m. Tuesday on SBU-TV’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The show will ...

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OLEAN, NY — Incumbent William J. Aiello and challenger Gary Harvey Jr. are vying for the city mayor's post. Both candidates spoke with the TAPinto Greater Olean staff about the campaign and their goals for the city. Link to stories on each of these conversations are below. Incumbent Olean ...

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OLEAN, NY – One of the candidates on Olean’s Ward 4 Alderman ballot has urged his supporters to vote in a different direction. Ezra Johnson, running on the independent United People’s line, released a statement endorsing Sonya McCall in Tuesday’s upcoming election. “I wanted to clarify that ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello, who is seeking his third term, is running on his record. “My record is proven,” he said. “In the eight years I’ve been mayor, we’ve had major accomplishments here. I’m not running on promises; I’m running on the things that we’ve accomplished. And we have a ...

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OLEAN, NY — Dr. Gary Harvey Jr. is running for mayor because he saw a need for change when he returned to the city after spending time in the military and living in Florida. “Olean had a real vibrancy to it when I was growing up and when I went through high school,” he said. “When I moved back, ...

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OLEAN, NY — Nicholas A. Peterson is challenging incumbent Vernon Robinson Jr. in the race for Ward 6 Alderman. Robinson, who has held the seat since August 2020, is running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines; Peterson is running on the Republican and Traditional party ...

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OLEAN, NY – Voters will elect a new Ward 4 Alderman on Nov. 2 to fill the seat left vacant in January when Republican Kevin Dougherty resigned from the post. Republican Linda Edstrom, Democrat Sonya McCall and Ezra Johnson of the United People Party are running for the seat. “I’ve done things ...

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HINSDALE, NY — Highway Superintendent Theodore F. Mascho will face challenger Daniel E. Zawatski on Election Day. The highway superintendent is responsible for the overall safety of all roads, maintenance and plowing of the roads, salting the roads, fixing potholes and the overall supervision of ...

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OLEAN, NY – Voters in the Ward 2 will choose between Republican incumbent Jason Panus and United People nominee Kristin Hinson on Nov. 2. Panus, elected in 2019, is a businessman confident in his ability to remain a strong alderman. “I’ve been a business owner for over 10 years,” Panus, the ...

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