Chester Gosper IV Running for Coroner, Allegany County

My name is Chester A. Gosper IV, a lifelong Allegany County/Angelica resident, and a candidate forAllegany County Coroner.

My family has lived in Allegany County for generations. I was born and raised in the Angelica/West Almond area, on a dairy farm.  I started work at the age of 13 at the American House & Hotel, the former Six-S Restaurant and the Belvidere, and simultaneously as a bank teller at Maple City Savings in Hornell. After graduating from the former Angelica Central School “Class of 1990”, I studied accounting at Alfred State College. 

A few years later, after being asked to join the funeral business, I obtained my degree in Mortuary Science from the Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse.  My apprentice work was completed at the Brown & Powers Funeral Homes. In 1999, we opened a third funeral home in Angelica and four years later I was made a partner. I have owned the enterprise since 2009. 

I believe my 23 years of service as a licensed funeral director, and my strong roots in the community, qualifies me to serve as your Allegany County Coroner and I would be proud to do so.  Please come out and vote on November 5, 2019.  Feel free to contact me at, or 585-466-3928, or PO Box 155 Angelica NY 14709.


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Allegany County Board of Elections

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Belmont, NY 14813 

Tel:  (585) 268-9295

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The Allegany County Democratic Committee's Executive Board endorses 
Tracy Mitrano, our candidate for progress in NY 23rd Congressional District

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The Allegany County Democratic Committee Executive Board endorses Austin Morgan for State Senator for NY's 57th District.  Learn more about Austin and his campaign:


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New ​York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli was the guest speaker at the Allegany County Democratic Committee Fall Fundraising Breakfast on October 14, with County Committee chairman Mike McCormick.  

Allegany County Democratic Committee Chairman Mike McCormick met with 2016 popular vote winner Democrat Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel - Buffalo, NY on November 10, 2015.

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Tracy Mitrano chats with Mike McCormick, Allegany County Democratic Committee chairman, at the new Allegany County Democratic Campaign Headquarters


Saturday, October 13, 2018:  Democratic candidate for NY 23rd district Tracy Mitrano and Chairman of the Allegany County Democratic Committee Mike McCormick, cut the ribbon to officially open the new Allegany County Democratic Campaign Headquarters in Wellsville.

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​​​​Diane Cox running for Alma Town Board

(Information provided by Diane Cox)

My husband and I moved to Allegany County 50 years ago, when Bill began his engineering career at the then CE Air Preheater. As transplants we were attracted by the life style and amazing natural beauty of the area.  We wouldn’t trade the blessing of waking up to a sunrise over our pasture or watching the leaves change on the hills around us.  I don’t hunt and I don’t fish but I live with a family that does.  For me the best part of hunting season is the stories that come out of the woods.  Personally, I find my serenity walking or riding my horse in the woods and kayaking on Alma pond.
The Alma Town Board meetings have been making the news recently. Our community is physically spread out and perhaps that contributes to some of our present disagreements.  As a former Science teacher and pastor of several churches, including the Allentown United Methodist church, I have experience working with people of all ages. My personal goal in working with groups and individuals has always been to help them become the best version of themselves.  My question to all of us is, “What is the best version of the town of Alma we can envision?”
I have listened to people on all sides of the issues that are putting a dark cloud over our community and can see that we’re all basically good people.  Do I have a quick solution for all this?  No, but I believe I can help us find one.  I was asked to run by Bev Root, a long-time resident and Alma board member because, “You have common sense and empathy.” 
I am confident that I can serve on the Alma Town Board with compassion and consideration for everyone involved.
I’m asking voters to cast their ballot for Diane Cox on November 5th.