October 25, 2007

Election Previews

Over the next 12 days, we'd like to focus on the upcoming General Election on November 6th. In some cases, we may hypothesize on what the outcome may be, in others, simply a compare and contrast of the candidates.

We'd like to start out with what is one of the more interesting cases in the county. In the Town of Lewiston, incumbent Democratic Supervisor Fred Newlin is being challenged by former Police Chief Ron Winkley. Winkley, a Republican, has also received the endorsements of the Niagara County Independence and Conservative Parties.

This race essentially comes down to Newlin's touting lower electricity rates for the town, while Winkley believes that the town is overtaxed. He emphasizes bringing more service-oriented small businesses into the community.

What makes this race interesting is that both candidates are very well known. Winkley is a very popular person in the community. Is that enough to oust an incumbent?

At this point, the race is too close to call.

1 comment:

Turk 182 said...

This is probably the one candidate in all of Lewiston who can give Fred Newlin a race. Newlin is one smooth politician, in both the best and worst sense of the word.

(And SA, thanks for changing. I was continually having problems regsistering. Let's hope we can self-police the board.)