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September 7, 2013

Opposing teams formed in Pendleton races


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — • Eileen H. Czarnecki, an administrator at the Performing Arts School of Buffalo, is making her second bid for a council seat, after running unsuccessfully two years ago. As a member of the town recreation committee, Czarnecki resurrected the Business Developement Committee and got the farmers market running again.

• Fischer, who is the scout master of Troop 247, drives trucks and heavy equipment. He’s a graduate of Starpoint High School and studied at Erie Community College. He is a third-degree knight in the Knights of Columbus. Fischer says he wants to be involved in long-term town planning, with an eye on controlled growth, and be involved with development of 9-Mile Island.

Also in the town, a Conservative party primary election is on to nominate a candidate for highway superintendent. The contestants are party members Jeffrey R. Stowell, the incumbent superintendent who’s running with GOP and Independence party backing, and Aaron J. Bair, a town water department employee who has the Democratic ballot line going into the November general election.

Meanwhile, the candidates for town supervisor, incumbent Democrat James Riester and Independence party member Dominic Saraceno, are trying to snatch minor party ballot lines from each another.

Saraceno, backed by the GOP, obtained a write-in blank on the Working Families primary ballot, to try taking that line from Riester, who has the party’s endorsement. Simultaneously, Riester obtained a write-in blank to try taking the Independence line from Saraceno.

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