Wayne Co. elections begin to take shape

In November, a number of local (County and State) races are open or contested. Local residents, with government in mind, are lining up to throw their hats in the ring in four local races: County Treasurer, County Coroner (2 positions), State Assembly for the 130th District, State Senate (54th district) .

The County Treasurer position is open following the death of long time Treasurer Thomas Warnick. Announcing their intent to run for the position in November are Republican candidates Patrick Schmitt and Alina Palis.

Schmitt is currently employed as the Wayne County Auditor, a job he has held since 2013. He also serves as Management Assistant to the County Administrator. He is a resident of Walworth NY, and a registered Republican.

“I will work to increase communication coming out of the Treasurer’s office to taxpayers, county departments, and with the Board of Supervisors. I would like to see the County Treasurer’s office be the hub for financial information about the county as a whole. I will continue to work with taxpayers to keep them in their homes and avoid property tax foreclosures as much as possible,” said Schmitt.

Palis is currently the Comptroller for the Wayne County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, a job she has held for the last 3 years. As a resident of Wayne County, Alina Palis looks forward to the opportunity to serve the people in her community. She is a registered Republican. Palis is also Treasurer of the Newark Library.

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