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May 2, 2014

No contest in school board race

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Three candidates have filed petitions to run for the Lockport City School District Board of Education’s three open seats.

That means, unless a write-in challenge is mounted in the next few weeks, incumbent BOE Vice President David Nemi, former board trustee Jon Williams and newcomer John Craig will be elected at the May 20 election. Each of the three seats feature a three-year term.

Trustees Anthony Molinaro and R. Joseph O’Shaughnessy have declined to run for re-election, said Deborah Coder, assistant superintendent for finance and management services.

Nemi, a professor at Niagara County Community College, is seeking his fourth term on the board. He also serves as the chairman of the board of directors at Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union.

Williams is seeking to make his return to the board after missing out in 2013. An NCCC professor as well, Williams was elected in 2007 and 2010 while serving as board secretary.

Craig, is the vice president of education and outreach at WNED-TV and works with the Lockport Services Community group.

Lockport voters will cast ballots from noon until 9 p.m. May 20. And there is a polling place change for some city residents.

For those who live in the 1st Ward, they will be going to the high school on Lincoln Avenue to cast their ballots. The change is necessary because of the closure of Washington Hunt on Rogers Avenue, where 1st Ward residents voted in the past. City School District residents who live in the towns of Lockport, Cambria and Pendleton will also vote at the high school. 

Coder said 1st Ward residents will receive a reminder in the mail about the polling place change. Voters will enter the school in the back or the southwest side of the building by the fitness center and enter into the gym nearby.

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