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Walter announces candidacy


By Ashley Hassett

Amherst, NY – Erie County legislator Ray Walter Thursday formally announced his candidacy for the New York State Assembly.

The assembly seat opened up last Tuesday when Assemblyman Jim Hayes announced his retirement. The Erie County Democratic Committee has not settled on a candidate.

Walter, an Amherst Republican, has the GOP's support. Walter said he wants to remove state barriers that get in the way of creating jobs.

Walter's decision not to seek re-election to the legislature allows fellow Republican lawmaker Edward Rath III to run in the newly drawn district.