Darien town justice tapped as new member of County Legislature
A Town of Darien justice has been tapped to become the newest member of the Genesee County Legislature.
Michael Davis, a town justice for about five years and employee of the Upstate Niagara Milk Cooperative, will replace Annie Lawrence, who resigned to become Town of Pembroke supervisor.
County Republicans selected Davis to fill the vacant seat -- which must be filled under county law by a person from the same party as the person who left the seat -- and Wednesday, the Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously to recommend the appointment to the full legislature.
The legislative vote is expected at the start of its meeting next week and Davis would be sworn into office immediately.
Before then, Davis is expected to resign as town justice.
The committee also reappointed Lori Longhany as the Democratic Party's commissioner on the Board of Elections.
Also on Wednesday, the committee approved the hiring of Ruth Spink as director of the Office for the Aging, who will replace Pamela Whitmore. Whitmore is retiring at the end of the month.