Incumbent John Gligora defeats Paul Fuller and will face no opposition in November

FARMINGTON — In the Republican primary for Farmington town justice, incumbent John E. Gligora handily bested attorney and former Monroe County prosecutor Paul D. Fuller with an unofficial vote of 379 to 101 for the four-year term. Gligora will face no opposition in November.

“I’m just glad the voters came out and voted,” said Gligora Tuesday night. “The community came out again for me. I appreciate the support from the Republican committee and from the town of Farmington. We’re going to head toward November positively.”

Gligora, an engineer by trade, was endorsed by the Farmington Republican Committee and has ruled on several high-profile cases and presided over 15,000 charges during his tenure. Gligora has never had a decision overturned on appeal, he said.

This will be Gligora’s fourth term in office. Prior to that he served on the Farmington Town Board for four years, logging a total of 31 years of involvement in Farmington.

“It’s always good to have competition,” said Gligora. “My competition made me work, and it was good for me. I’m glad it went the direction it went.”

Farmington Republican Committee Chair Bonnie Lew was elated with the outcome.

“The voters have expressed how they feel about community involvement,” said Lew on Tuesday. “John has worked for the town for so many years — the voters and residents of the town know him. You have to put some roots into the town you’re in.”

Fuller, who was an assistant district attorney for 14 years in Monroe County, including in the office’s Violent Felony Bureau, is a law guardian in Ontario and Monroe counties, and was an instructor for the Monroe Community College police academy.