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Yates County Legislature seats contested in Republican primaries

Three of the four districts making up the Yates County Legislature will have Republican primary elections Tuesday.

Here is a look at the districts that have contested races:

District 1 — Five candidates are running for four seats in this district, which covers the towns of Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex.

Incumbents Ed Bronson, Elden Morrison and Doug Paddock are seeking re-election. Taylor Fitch, a former Legislature chairman who was appointed to the board last November to fill the unexpired term of the late Gary Montgomery, is not seeking election. Tim Cutler, a former county planner, and Jerusalem Supervisor Pat Killen are the newcomers.

District 2 — Four GOP members are vying for three Legislature seats in this district, which covers the towns of Benton, Potter and Torrey.

Incumbents Dr. Tim Dennis, Jim Smith and Terry Button are seeking re-election. Richard Willson is running as well.

District 3 — Five candidates are running for four seats in this district, which encompasses the town of Milo.

Incumbents Dan Banach, Leslie Church, P. Earle Gleason and Mark Morris, and challenger Carlie Chilson, are running for the four spots.

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