OLEAN, NY — Unofficial primary election totals from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections show Lawrence A. Bennion Jr. ahead of Mary K. Fay in the Ward 1 Republican primary by a margin of 44-19.

The totals do not include absentee ballots. Voters had until Monday to mail absentee ballots.

The winner will face Democrat Linda Witte, who is the incumbent, in the November general election.

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