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Local republicans host party's gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino for meet and greet on Aug. 12

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The Genesee County Women's Republican Club and the Genesee County Republican Committee will be hosting a meet and greet with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino on Tuesday, Aug. 12th at the Batavia Downs Clubhouse, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Time is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person with tickets available at the door and each person will receive $25 voucher for free play. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Event Date and Time

August 12, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Republicans' 56th annual Fall Dinner is this Thursday at Terry Hills - RSVP

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Press release:

The Genesee County Republican Committee and the Genesee County Women’s Republican Club invite everyone to attend their 56th annual Fall Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Terry Hills Banquet Facility, 5122 Clinton St. Road, Batavia.

Keynote speaker will be Thomas Doherty, a partner of Mercury – an industry leading, high stakes public strategy firm.

The evening starts with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $30 per person or $55 per couple.

For more information or to make a reservation please call Michele Smith at 494-1548.

Monday, February 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Terreri: Corwin gets GOP nod in NY-26

post by Howard B. Owens in NY-26, politics, republicans

Democrat & Chronicle reporter Jill Terreri, who is covering the NY-26 election, just tweeted that Assemblywoman Jane Corwin has won the GOP endorsement for the anticipated special election to replace Chris Lee.

Terreri's tweet says it's based on information she obtained from Bill Reilich, Monroe County Republican chairman.

For our previous report on the GOP bids for the nomination, click here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

GOP leaders vow to move quickly on picking candidate to run for NY-26

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, NY-26, politics, republicans

Regional GOP leaders expect to name a candidate to run in a special election for Chris Lee's former seat within eight or nine days, said Nick Langworthy, Erie County GOP chairman following a two-hour meeting of county chairs at Batavia's South Beach Restaurant.

"We need to nominate somebody in short order because we believe the election will be held some time in the next six to eight weeks," Langworthy said.

Added Monroe County Chairman Bill Reilich, "Governor Cuomo is not Governor Paterson. He knows we need representation in Washington."

Last year, residents of the 29th Congressional District went eight months without representation because Gov. Paterson refused to call a special election. In that case, Democrats feared losing the seat to Republicans. In this case, some Democrats think they have a fighting chance to take the 26th District.

The GOP county chairs said candidates for the Republican nomination will be interviewed in one week by 21 GOP leaders from throughout the region.  

Any candidate who wants to be considered, Langworthy said, should contact his or her county chair and provide a letter of intent and resume.

"All candidates will be considered," Langworthy said.

Also attending today's meeting were: Mike Norris, Niagara County; Ed Morgan, Orleans County; Gordon Brown, Wyoming County; and Don Read, representing Genesee County while chairman Dick Seibert is on medical leave.

Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Photos: Republicans open headquarters on Jackson Street

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Genesee County Republicans gathered at 5 Jackson St. today to officially open their local campaign headquarters.

More than 100 people showed up, according to Legislator Jay Grasso, who added that many new faces were in the crowd.

Above, Steve Hawley, left and County Clerk Don Read with a member of the party.


Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Republican Party Headquarters Grand Opening

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The Republican Party's local headquarters will have its Grand Opening beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. It is located at 5 Jackson St., just around the corner from Main Street downtown.

Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley will be there. Refreshments and hors d'ouerves will be available.

So will lawn signs, brochures and bumper stickers supporting Ranzenhofer, Hawley and candidates Carl Paladino and Dan Burling.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Paladino endorsed on steps of Old County Courthouse

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(by Dan Fischer)
Many Genesee County Republicans are throwing their support behind Carl Paladino for Governor.

Genesee County GOP Chair Richard Seibert, surrounded by a host of GOP loyalists, announced his endorsement of Paladino today.

Speaking on the steps of the Old County Courthouse, Paladino recognized agriculture as Genesee County’s number one industry. He says, as governor, he would support local farmers.

"If the farms are going to expand," he declared, "and they illustrate to us that they will reinvest their taxable profits back into the business, we're going to give them a tax holiday. We're going to share that cost with them, and it's going to be done equitably and fairly."

Paladino says if elected, he plans to halt the Mosque project at Ground Zero.

"I'm saying that as of January 1, I don't care what (stage of development) the project is in, I will stop it. And I will use what ever legal means I have available to me to stop it. It's an affront to the American people, it's an affront to the families that were lost at Ground Zero."

Paladino has petitioned his way into the Republican primary against former Congressman Rick Lazio.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:34 am

Paladino to receive endorsement of county GOP chairman

Candidate for governor Carl Paladino will be appearing in Batavia at 1 p.m. to receive the personal endorsement of Genesee County Republican Party Committee Chairman Richard Siebert.

County GOP Vice Chairman Don Read and County Treasurer Scott German will also be on hand to give their personal endorsements to Paladino.

A Buffalo businessman, Paladino is running in the Republican Party primary and is also attempting to found his own political party in New York, to be called the Taxpayers Party.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Batavia Republicans set two public forums

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The City of Batavia Republican Committee has set up two nights to meet the At-Large Republican Candidates. The first night is at the Polish Falcons at 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 1. The second night will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Notre Dame.

All three Republican candidates -- Ferrando, Clattenburg and Buckley -- will be there.

Apple cider and donuts will be provided at both. The idea is to have the candidates available to answer any questions from the public concerning any issues related to the city.

Any questions please contact Dan Snyder 343-9022 or Joe Gerace 343-5553.

Event Date and Time

October 1, 2009 - 7:00pm - October 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Lee quotes Perry businesswoman in speech to Congress

post by Philip Anselmo in Chris Lee, perry, politics, republicans, Wyoming County

From the office of Rep. Chris Lee:

In a speech today on the House floor, Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) read a message from a small business owner in Wyoming County to demonstrate the need for action on a swift, effective, and fiscally responsible recovery plan that creates jobs in Western New York:

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