LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Livingston County Conservative Party voted to endorse challenger Marjorie Byrnes over Joe Errigo, incumbent in the 133rd New York State Assembly Seat.
At this point, it’s not known if the candidates are going to take the matter to an actual primary. Errigo has secured the Monroe County Republican Party Committee endorsement and Byrnes has now secured both the Livingtston County Republican and Conservative Party Committee’s endorsements.
“In the 133rd Assembly seat, the party has decided to back Marjorie L. Byrnes (R-Caledonia) over the incumbent Assemblyman Joe Errigo (R-Conesus). Two years ago, Mr. Errigo stepped back into the fray after retiring as a state legislator and agreed to serve at what was a tumultuous time for this community. The understanding was that Mr. Errigo’s service would allow the people of the various counties that comprise the 133rd to identify a candidate through the normal process, rather than hand the power of incumbency to someone picked by the party chairs,” stated Livingston County Conservative Party Chair Jason McGuire. “Now, both the county’s Republican and Conservative Parties have identified Ms. Byrnes as the candidate to best serve the 133rd Assembly District going forward. We remain hopeful that Monroe and Steuben Counties will see that Livingston County is united in its support of a well-qualified, proven vote-getting, Second Amendment supporter and throw their support behind Marjorie Byrnes for State Assembly.”
The Democrats have yet to announce if they will run a candidate.
“Thank you. I am humbled and grateful for the endorsement of the Livingston County Conservative Committee, stated Byrnes to the GeneseeSun.com. “The Conservative Committee is very devoted to supporting candidates who will advance a conservative agenda. I am honored that the committee felt I was worthy.”