Charvella and Radley get high rating from local gun-rights group
A local gun-rights lobby group likes what it sees in seven of the 11 candidates standing for election to the County Legislature on Nov. 3.
The Genesee County chapter of SCOPE (Shooters Committee On Political Education) ranked five of the candidates "highly favorable," including two running in competitive seats.
Democrat hopeful Chris Charvella, running for the District 8 seat received a "highly favorable" rating, while his opponent, incumbent Republican Hollis Upson notched a "favorable" rating.
In the District 7 race, Republican Robert Radley scored "highly favorable" while Democrat Rose Mary Christian was ranked "favorable."
The ratings were the result of a survey SCOPE asked each candidate to complete.
Two current county legislators up for re-election, but running unopposed, were classified "requires education on the issue." They were Mary Pat Hancock and Anne Lawrence.
Ed DeJaneior and Esther Leadley did not respond to the survey, according to SCOPE.
Also receiving "highly favorable" ratings were Ray Cianfrini, Jay Grasso and Charles Zambito.
Also, SCOPE announced that John O., of Genesee County, won the group's raffle. The prize was a Thompson Triumph Black Powder Rifle.