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Update: Republican Leaders Choose Joe Errigo to Replace Late Assemblyman Bill Nojay

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(Update, Sept. 15): Republican party chairmen from Monroe, Livingston, and Steuben counties have chosen former New York State Assemblyman Joe Errigo to replace late Assemblyman Bill Nojay on the November ballot in the 133rd Assembly District.

Nojay won the Republican primary for the seat Tuesday, despite the fact that he committed suicide last week. 

Previously, Errigo served in the Assembly, in the 130th District, from 2000 to 2010.

“We unanimously came to a decision to support our candidate for this election, Mr. Joe Errigo,” Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich stated.

Errigo will face Conservative candidate Rev. Jason McGuire, and Democratic candidate Barbara Baer for the seat in November.

(From Sept. 14:) Late Assemblyman Bill Nojay won the Republican primary in the 133rd Assembly District Tuesday, despite his suicide last Friday.

Nojay won 60 percent of the vote, compared to his opponent, Honeoye Falls Mayor Rich Milne, who won 39 percent of the vote.

GOP officials from Monroe, Livingston and Steuben counties will now have ten days to decide on a replacement for Nojay, and that person will be the candidate that will face Democrat Barbara Baer in the November election.

In another primary win, incumbent Assemblyman Harry Bronson defeated former news anchor Rachel Barnhart in the Democratic primary for the seat, winning 54 percent of the vote, compared to Barnhart’s 45 percent.

Peter Vazquez also won his bid in the Republican primary for the seat, taking 50 percent of the vote, compared to his challenger Robert Zinck’s 49 percent.

In the 54th State Senate District Republican Party primary, Pam Helming defeated four other candidates, to win the chance to compete for the seat vacated by incumbent Michael Nozzolio, who will step down after this term.

Melissa Barrett also won her bid against Matthew Nafus, winning 58 percent of the vote, compared to Nafus’ 41 percent in the Democratic primary for Monroe County Court Judge.

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