Tuesday is Election Day for villages that still hold elections in the spring. Below is a round-up of municipalities that will be participating, along with candidates running for office.
In Chautauqua County, polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. The following villages have seats up for election on Tuesday:
There are two trustee candidates running for one seat in the village of Brocton. Sheila Lawrence is endorsed by the Democratic Party. Bryan Woleben is endorsed by the Republican Party.
There is one mayoral candidate running for the open seat. Bruce Fish has been endorsed by the Republican Party. There are four trustee candidates running for two seats in the village of Cherry Creek. Running for trustee, endorsed by the Republican party, are George Hodges and Betty Milspaw. Running for trustee, endorsed by the Democratic Party, are Matthew West and Michael Seivert.
There is one mayoral candidate running for the open seat. Kevin Johnson has been endorsed by the Democratic and Republican parties. There are two trustee candidates running for two seats on the Forestville Village Board. Brian Schneider has been endorsed by the Democratic and Republican parties. Gary Belote has been endorsed by the Republican Party. Forestville residents will also be asked to vote on the following ballot proposition: "Should the Village of Forestville Elections be moved from the third Tuesday in March to the general elections in November?"
There is one candidate running for mayor. Martin Bova Jr. has been endorsed by the Democratic and Republican parties. There are three trustee candidates running for two seats on the Mayville Village Board. Richard Syper has been endorsed by the Democratic and Republican parties. Tim Jacobson is running on the Democratic line and James Mayer is running on the Republican line. Mayville residents will also be asked to vote on the following ballot proposition: "Should (the) Village Election be moved to November?"
There are three trustee candidates running for three seats in the village of Sinclairville. Tami Berg is endorsed by the Back Basics Party and is running for a two-year trustee term. Brian Bullard is endorsed by the Foresters Party and is running for a two-year trustee term. John Ambury is endorsed by the Restoration Party and is running for a one-year trustee term.
There are three trustee candidates running for two seats in the village of Westfield. Michael Catalano is endorsed by the Democratic Party. David Brooker and Richard Raynor are endorsed by the Republican Party.
There are also village elections taking place in Sherman, Panama and Bemus Point. Celoron, Falconer, Fredonia, Lakewood and Silver Creek have moved their elections to coincide with the November general elections. Cassadaga does not have any offices up for election in 2014. The Chautauqua County Board of Elections will be overseeing all elections except for Sinclairville, which oversees its own elections.
Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m.
There are two candidates running for two open trustee seats. Each seat is for a two-year term. Barbara A. Nephew is running on the New Gowanda line while Peter A. Sisti is running on the Freedom line. Both Nephew and Sisti are current trustees who have been appointed through mayor's action.
There are four candidates running for two open trustee spots. Running on the democratic line is incumbent Kristin L. Griffin and Christopher R. Howard. Running on the republican line is incumbent Robert W. Killock and Jeffrey Stoltenberg. Each are running for a two-year term.
Village elections are also held in the villages of Allegany, Franklinville, Delevan and Cattaraugus. All village races, except for Delevan, are run by the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections.
Two trustee seats are up for grabs in the village of Farnham on Tuesday. Incumbent Jere Hoisington is running on the Taxpayers line while Vincent Rovnak is running on the Traditional Values line. Both seats have four-year terms.
Two trustee seats are available in the village of North Collins election on Tuesday, and four people are vying for those seats: Incumbent Paul Carozzi on the Village Voice line, Corinne Leone on the Village Residents Representative line, Kathleen Meyers on the For the Community line and Mark Pagels on the Community Commitments line. Both seats have four-year terms.
There are no races in Angola this year. Other races in Erie County include the villages of Alden, Blasdell, East Aurora, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Springville. The Erie County Board of Elections does not run village elections; that responsibility falls to each individual village.
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