GOP committee races top primaries on Tuesday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 September 2016 at 12:06 pm

It’s a quiet primary season in terms of elected paid positions. Republican candidates at the town, county and state level won’t face an in-party fight on Tuesday.

However, two towns have primaries for spots to serve on the Republican Committees.

Joe Sidonio forced a primary for District 4 in Murray. He faces Kimberly CL DeFrank and Edwin Bower. That primary is from noon to 9 p.m. with voting at the Holley Junior-Senior High School, 3800 North Main St. Voters can pick two candidates.

In Gaines, there are primaries for three of the district committees.

In District 1, Republicans will elect two committee members among Ray Burke, Susan Heard, James R. Hood and Lorienda Smith. In District 2, Joseph C. Grube, Guy D. Smith and Bruce Blanchard are running for two spots. In District 3, Lisa Mannella, Donald J. Allport and David T. Alchin are vying for two positions. Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall, 14087 W. Ridge Rd.

There is also a primary for the Independence Party for delegates from the 144th Assembly District. Independence Party members will pick elect one delegate – David J. Haylett Jr. or Ryan B. Rooney – for the 8th Judicial District Convention. They will also elect an alternate: either William W. Rooney or Clara K. Haylett. That election is at Shelby Town Hall, 4062 Salt Works Rd.