Democrats Back Kresge For Vacant Legislature Seat

A Lakeview Avenue resident has the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s support to take over the vacant District 12 Legislature seat.

Chautauqua County Democratic Committee members representing County Legislative District 12 met Friday in Jamestown and unanimously recommended Beth Kresge of Lakeview Avenue in the city to replace Fred Larson, who recently stepped down from the County Legislature to take a newly created post as the second Jamestown City Court Judge.

Kresge is currently a stay-at-home mom who volunteers in the community. She and her husband, Jeff, have one child.

The Legislative District 12 Committee previously recommended that former Legislator Charles Cornell fill the seat until a special election set for Nov. 4, but the recommendation was turned down by the full County Legislature at its May meeting.

“The Chautauqua County Executive Committee will also be meeting this Tuesday in Dunkirk to take up the endorsement of Beth Kresge as our party’s endorsed candidate for November, ” said Democratic Chair Norman P. Green. “The clerk of the Legislature this Monday will be receiving the recommendation from the Democrat’s district committee for the interim appointment recommendation of Beth Kresge, for anticipated action at the Legislature’s June meeting.”