Lancaster Trustee Sugg announces run for NYS Assembly

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — Village of Lancaster Trustee Russell Sugg has thrown his hat in the ring for a spot in the New York State Assembly.

The Republican candidate made the announcement at Lancaster Village Hall Tuesday morning. He was joined by Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy.

Sugg seeks to fill a chair in the 143rd District that will be vacated by Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak following the end of her term.

Wozniak chose not to run for re-election after being accused of sexually harassing a staffer last Fall. She later said she did not harass the staffer, but she did admit to having an affair with them.

In an odd string of events, her predecessor Dennis Gabryszak had also been accused of sexual harassing at least seven female staffers while in office. He later stepped down from his Assembly spot and was fined $100,000 by a state panel.

The election for the Assembly seat will take place in November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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