On Thursday, May 31st, the Wayne County Republican Committee gathered in Lyons for a Designating Convention to name their slate of candidates for November.
During the meeting, Wayne County Chairman, Bob Oaks, informed the committee that the State Republicans had recently made their designations for State positions. He noted that the Republican line up for November would include: Marcus Molinari of Dutchess County for Governor to challenge Democrat incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo; Julie Killian from Westchester for Lieutenant Governor, Johnathan Trichter (a Democrat) for Comptroller, and Keith Wolford, formerly of Buffalo for Attorney General.
On hand to address the Wayne County Republicans was freshman New York State Senator Pam Helming of Canandaigua, who is just finishing her first term. She was the County’s choice for State Senator for the 54th District two years ago, and is running for re-election. Later in the Convention, she was unanimously designated as the Wayne County Republicans choice for that seat, again.
Also addressing attendees was Monroe County Judge Vicki Argento, who is running for the 7th Judicial District Supreme Court seat, along with another Monroe County Judge, Ann Marie Taddeo. Argento thanked Wayne County Republicans for their welcoming nature and asked for support in November, and at the Judicial Convention in October.
The voting for the evening began with candidates for the 130th Assembly district seat, soon to be vacated by Macedon resident, Assemblyman Bob Oaks, who has served for 24 years. Challenging for the designation on Thursday evening were Gerald “Jerry” Fremouw, current Mayor of Clyde, and Brian Manktelow, current Supervisor or the Town of Lyons.