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NORTH TONAWANDA – Josh E. Dubs, the endorsed candidate for City Attorney for the Working Families Party, will face the incumbent City Attorney Shawn Nickerson in the September primary for the party line.

Dubs, in a statement to the press, said he was disappointed, but not surprised and accused Nickerson of attempting to steal the line away from an endorsed candidate.

He said he underwent a lengthy interview process with the local leadership.

Nickerson, who is endorsed by the Republican party submitted petitions to ballot the line, despite not seeking the endorsement.

However, Dubs noted the practice is common.

Other Working Families Party candidates, Alderman-at-Large candidate Beverly Loxterman and Third Ward Alderman Candidate Darlene Bolsover, also will face primaries by their Republican opponents in the primary on Sept. 10.