MAYVILLE - Of the County Legislature's 25 districts, only a total of eight will see contested races this November.
Uncontested candidates total two-thirds of the entire body, with seven Democrats and 10 Republicans running unopposed.
September's primary elections resulted in the potential Democratic candidacy of Kevin O'Connell in Legislative District 4. O'Connell, however, has since declined the party's line for this fall's elections - leaving incumbent Republican candidate George Borrello, of Irving, unchallenged in the race.
In the city of Jamestown, a new candidate has come forward in the Legislative District 14 race - which will now feature Timothy Hoyer on the Democratic line. Republican candidate Michael Haddad had previously announced his candidacy for the district, which is currently represented by Scott Stutzman, I-Jamestown.
Other than the Legislative District 14 race, districts 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 22 and 25 will similarly see contested races.
In District 5, incumbent Republican candidate Jerry Park is being challenged by Rod Rogers, who holds the Democratic, Conservative and Independence Party lines.
In District 7, incumbent Republican candidate Bob Stewart is being challenged by Tamara Miles, who holds the Democratic and Independence Party lines. Stewart also holds the Conservative Party line for the race, which is the legislator's first re-election bid.
In District 8, incumbent Republican candidate Tami Downey is being challenged by Thomas Erlandson, who holds the Democratic, Conservative and Independence Party lines. The race is technically Downey's first election bid, as she was appointed to the District 8 seat earlier this year.
In District 10, incumbent Republican candidate Mark Tarbrake is being challenged by Pat Tyler, who holds the Democratic, Conservative, Working Families and Independence Party lines. The race is Tarbrake's first re-election bid.
In District 15, Maria Kindberg, D-Jamestown, is vacating her seat - making the race a first-time election for both Bob Whitney and David Wilfong. Whitney holds the Democratic, Conservative and Independence lines. Wilfong will appear on the Republican line on November's ballot.
Similarly, in District 22, John Hemmer and Frederick Bertrando will vye for the seat being vacated by Doug Richmond, R-Westfield. Hemmer holds the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines. Bertrando will appear on the Democratic line on November's ballot.
In District 25, former Fredonia mayor Michael Sullivan will square off against the county's former public defender, Billy Coughlin. Sullivan holds the Republican line, while Coughlin holds the Democratic, Conservative and Independence Party lines.
As it currently stands, a total of 17 familiar faces will be returning to Mayville come January - seven Democrats and 10 Republicans.
The Democrats who stand to return unopposed are Keith Ahlstrom, Dunkirk; Shaun Heenan, Dunkirk; Vickeye James, Jamestown; Lori Cornell, Jamestown; Paula DeJoy, Jamestown; Chuck Nazzaro, Jamestown; and Tom DeJoe, Brocton.
The Republicans who stand to go unchallenged are Bob Duff, Sheridan; George Borrello, Irving; John Runkle, Stockton; Larry Barmore, Gerry; Vince Horrigan, Bemus Point; PJ Wendel, Lakewood; Jay Gould, Ashville; Fred Croscut, Sherman; David Himelein, Findley Lake; and Bob Scudder, Fredonia.