Jane Corwin - State Assemblywoman from Clarence.
Before entering public life, Corwin was vice president and on the board of her family's company, The Talking Phone Book. Corwin is the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party candidates.
Kathy Hochul - County Clerk of Erie County.
She's been County Clerk since 2007. Hochul also served on the the town board in Hamburg. She's also an attorney. Hochul is the Democratic and Working Families party candidates.
Jack Davis - Owner of I Squared 4 (a small manufacturing business)
Davis is a former Coast Guard Officer who served in the Marines. Davis ran as a Democrat for the 26th District in 2004 and 2006 losing to then-Congressman Tom Reynolds. Davis is the Tea Party candidate.
Ian Murphy - Editor of the Buffalo Beast
Murphy is the editor of the Buffalo Beast, a political and satirical blog. Murphy is the Green party candidate.