LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Livingston County Conservative Party Committee has announced that the party’s line in the Livingston County Sheriffs election will be decided in a September primary.
According to a press release from the Conservative Party on Tuesday evening the committee met with Tom Dougherty and Jim Szczesniak and unanimously agreed that each candidate would represent the party platform well, and therefore should be decided by party members.
This past November the Conservative Party caused havoc for Republicans in the Livingston County District Attorney race after they choose to endorse Steve Sessler, without a primary, making it a three way race between Republican Party primary winner Eric Schiener, and the Democratic Party candidate Greg McCaffrey, who went on to win convincingly. The Livingston County Republican Committee has also decided that it will not endorse a candidate and the voters will will make the decision in September as well.
“Livingston County is fortunate to have two very strong candidates for County Sheriff. Once Conservative Party voters have chimed in this September, county committee members should be fully prepared to fight tooth and nail for whichever candidate emerges victorious in our party’s primary race. We will lend our full support to the candidate that best respects our party’s values and earns our party’s support,” said Jason McGuire, Chairman of the Livingston County Conservative Party.
Both candidates have agreed to participate in a debate to be hosted by the GeneseeSun.com and WYSL 92.1 FM and 1040 AM. The event is that will take place on August 29th at the Geneseo Central School District Auditorium will be sponsored by thethe law firm of Kruk and Campbell.