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Ohmann Theater hosts Meet the Lyons Candidates for Congress
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The historic Ohmann Theater in Lyons will host two local residents for US Congress this Wednesday, March 23rd, at 7 pm. The Republican candidates are Mr. Robert Groom and Mr. John Murtari. Each will have an opportunity to speak and then take questions from the audience. Mr. Dan Olsen, Lyons Republican Chairperson, will act as moderator.
Both need 1,250 petition signatures to appear on a primary ballot for a vote on June 28th. The 24th Congressional District was recently redrawn and now stretches from the Thousand Islands to Niagara Falls. There are three other candidates: Mr. Mario Fratto of Geneva, Mr. Andrew McCarthy of Olean, and an incumbent Member of Congress, Mr. Chris Jacobs from Buffalo.
The Lyons Candidates hope the event on Wednesday will allow them to hear concerns from local residents, answer questions, and excite some local support from within Wayne County. As a well funded incumbent, Mr. Jacobs was endorsed by many county committees across the district.
Gathering petition signatures is a manual door-to-door process, without significant party support, both Lyons men must rely on volunteers to help. The deadline for submitting petitions to the State Board of Elections is Thursday, April 7th.