Updated: 07/14/2014 7:23 AM
Created: 07/13/2014 9:42 PM WHEC.com
WGRZ, our Buffalo affiliate, is reporting that State Senator George Maziarz will not seek re-election.
The 61-year-old Republican from Niagara County has held his senate seat since 1996. He represents the 62nd district which covers all of Niagara County, Orleans County and the towns of Sweden and Ogden in Monroe County.
Senator Maziarz has not commented on this announcement yet.
A source tells our affiliate that North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt is expected to be nominated by the Republican Party.