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The Genesee County Democratic Committee has put out the call for candidates. The county committee is accepting letters of intent for all local elections this fall.

County Democratic Chair Lorie Longhany says she doesn’t want local elections in a heavily Republican area to turn into a “government of appointment.”

“The enrollment is definitely a challenge," Longhany said, "but it doesn’t mean that democracy shouldn’t work. Democracy works when you go to the ballot box and you have a choice. A lot of times when a county or a town or a village is dominated by one party, the voters aren’t given that choice.”

All nine seats on the Genesee County Legislature will be decided in November along with county-wide offices for District Attorney and County Clerk. There are elections in each town as well.

Letters can be sent to geneseedems@gmail.com.

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