Talk Show Host Bill Nojay Wins Assembly Primary
Big Win For Nojay
September 13, 2012
ROCHESTER, NY - The Republican nominee for State Assembly in the new 33rd Assembly district will be talk show host Bill Nojay. Nojay easily carried that part of Monroe County in the new 33rd and was a big winner in Steuben County, carrying Hornell and North Hornell by a huge margin. In that part of Steuben County carved out in the new 33rd district, Nojay took 80% of the Steuben County vote and won the new district primary 58-42.
His opponent, Richard Burke of Avon, had the endorsement of most of the GOP committee in Livingston County where the greatest numbers of Republicans in the district reside. But Nojay lost Livingston by only about 300 votes while carrying Steuben and Monroe Counties by large margins.
Burke could continue in the race as the Conservative nominee but no word on that possibility as yet.
Nojay will face Steuben County Legislator Randy Weaver, the Democrat in November and Weaver tells WLEA that he would not be saddened if Burke chooses to stay in the race because that would in effect pit two Republicans against the one Democrat.
The Rochester D and C reports that Burke raised enough money in the campaign to run as a third party candidate if he decides to go with the Conservative Party endorsement.