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Canandaigua Democratic chair: Democrats being left out in filling open Town Board seat

We’ll find out next month who gets the open seat on the Canandaigua Town Board, but we already know it will almost certainly be a Republican.

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The Daily Messenger quotes the chair of the city Democratic committee, Vince Golbeck, as saying all 18 people who responded to the town’s call for applicants is a Republican. The vacancy was created when Jared Simpson became Town Supervisor. Golbeck says left out of the equation are Ryan Staychock, who ran for a board seat in November as an independent and former town Councilman Kevin Reynolds, also an independent.

The remaining members of the board who will vote on Simpson’s replacement are all Republicans. “Do you think this is truly fair?” “Please hear everybody,” Golbeck said. He’s asking for the interview process to be reopened.