In the Republican primary for the 54th district State Senate race, it appears Canandaigua Town Supervisor Pam Helming is the victor. She was leading the four other challengers.
With absentee ballots still to be counted, Helming was ahead of her closest rival, businessman Floyd Rayburn, by about 190 votes.
The seat is the one now held by longtime state senator Mike Nozzolio who is not running for re-election. Helming realizes there is a legacy there.