Sources Say Clarence Town Board Could Be Collins’ Landing Spot

Sep. 13, 2018
Republicans are focusing on Clarence as the likely electoral landing spot for Rep. Chris Collins. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)
Republicans are focusing on Clarence as the likely electoral landing spot for Rep. Chris Collins.

Local Republicans, facing a looming deadline to act, increasingly are focusing on a post in Clarence as the electoral landing spot for Rep. Chris Collins, sources told The Buffalo News.

Three sources familiar with party deliberations said Wednesday that the Collins replacement efforts have centered on the Clarence Town Board. The sources said that at least two of its GOP members, including Robert Geiger, had been “approached” about resigning to create a vacancy that Collins can fill.

“Very interesting, because I wish they’d tell me,” Geiger said in an interview Wednesday, denying that he has agreed to give up his seat or that he has been asked to consider it.
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