George Borrello
George Borrello, County Executive Candidate

As a candidate for Chautauqua County Executive it is my intent to visit every community in Chautauqua County during the campaign. I believe our best path to future success in Chautauqua County will come by meeting with residents and business owners to listen to their ideas and concerns. No one person has the answer to the challenges which lie ahead of us. However, those out in the community are often best situated to give advice to their elected officials. It would be my honor to come and speak with your group or organization so we can work together to achieve prosperity. Please contact my campaign manager Tom Tarpley via email at and he will schedule a time for me to come and speak with your group. I look forward to hearing from you, and meeting with you soon. Thank you, George Borrello.

Elevating Chautauqua County Plan Rev 04-19-17

Chautauqua County Republican Party

George’s Positions:


In order to keep taxes under control we must continue to encourage business growth in our area.  I think we need to pave the way by providing tax incentives and clearing a path through needless regulation and bureaucracy that create roadblocks to development. We must do our best to be the “diamond in the rough” in New York State by making Chautauqua County a better place to live, work, vacation and raise a family.

Tax Reduction…

The key to reducing taxes is to grow our tax base.  We can do that by being more business friendly and by making our area a better place to call home.  Bringing businesses to the area means having more private-sector conveniences for residents and more local jobs.  We need to continue to encourage businesses to set up shop in the county so the residents have less reason to spend their money elsewhere and the visitors have more reasons to come here.

Protecting our Lakes and Waterways…

In my time as a legislator, I have been fortunate to work with many great people on many projects.  With the help of other local officials, state leaders like Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell and also Congressman Tom Reed, we were able to get much needed dredging in our Lake Erie harbors.  We have also addressed erosion and nutrient load control in nearly all of the watersheds in our county, including Chautauqua Lake and its tributaries.  This is through the partnership of many organizations including the county Planning Dept, the Soil and Water Board and many other stakeholders.  But more needs to be done to protect and improve our natural resources.  So I will continue to work with this partnership that has yielded great results.


From Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake and the many in-land lakes and waterways, fishing, hiking trails, skiing and snowmobiling we live in a beautifully unique county.   We need to continue to promote Chautauqua County tourism to the rest of the world.  Tourism is a growth industry in our county and it provides jobs, especially for our young people, and  is a mainstay for businesses, large and small, in our county.

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Setting The Record Straight On County Fight Against Addiction

As the opioid crisis continues to take more lives here in Chautauqua County, I commend both the Post-Journal and Observer for reporting on efforts to combat this expanding scourge. It is important to educate the community as to the extent of the problem, as well as inform them of measures being taken to mitigate the … Continue reading Setting The Record Straight On County Fight Against Addiction

A pitch for savings-County presents consolidation application to state

ALBANY — Chautauqua County officials recently traveled to Albany to provide New York state officials with a presentation on the county’s submitted application for the final phase of the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition (MCEC). The MCEC is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mission to reduce the heavy property tax burden in New York state … Continue reading A pitch for savings-County presents consolidation application to state

Dunkirk, Barcelona harbors land nearly $2M for dredging

Another nearly $2 million will be coming to Chautauqua County for dredging two local harbors. On Friday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, announced an additional $675,000 in funding for Barcelona Harbor and an additional $1.19 million for Dunkirk Harbor to aid with dredging projects. “We care about supporting jobs, trade, recreation and tourism in our … Continue reading Dunkirk, Barcelona harbors land nearly $2M for dredging

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