Tonawanda News — IN BRIEF
Successor candidate named for Wojtaszek
The Niagara County Republican executive committee on Thursday named a successor candidate to run in the 9th Legislative District, after incumbent lawmaker Paul Wojtaszek dropped out to pursue a state Supreme Court seat.
Randy Bradt, an accountant and financial adviser, has been designated to replace Wojtaszek on the ballot and will have the GOP, Independence and Conservative lines, Niagara County GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski said.
Since no other parties have candidates on the 9th District ballot, Bradt effectively was chosen to be its next county legislator representing a portion of North Tonawanda and Wheatfield.
Wojtaszek, who’s finishing out his third two-year term as a legislator, had his name taken off the 2013 ballot after landing the GOP and Independence party nominations to run for supreme court in the 8th judicial district.
A law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia, Wojtaszek is pursuing the seat that was vacated earlier this year by Justice Janice M. Rosa. State justices are elected to 14-year terms.