BATAVIA – Genesee County's deputy treasurer has been elected chairman of the city Republican Committee.

L. Matthew Landers will succeed Joseph R. Gerace, who held the post for 15 years. Landers has been the committee treasurer.

He faces a busy year. County voters will elect nine legislators, and Batavia residents will choose three City councilmen-at-large in November.

The at-large seats are especially important because the Council president must be an at-large member. All are now Republicans.