Three candidates vie for two Town Board seats
Three candidates will compete for two available seats on the Clarence Town Board in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, election.
Incumbents Patrick Casilio, Jr. and Peter Di- Costanzo are both hoping to retain their seats and are endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.
Casilio has served on the board since 2006 and is seeking a third term. DiCostanzo has served since 2008 and is seeking a second full term.
Political newcomer and Democratic candidate Tracy Francisco is the challenger in the race. The two winners will serve four-year terms.
The election also involves a vote on a new highway superintendent. However, James Dussing is running unopposed on the Republican line. The new superintendent will fill the vacancy left by former Superintendent Ted Donner, who died in August. The superintendent will serve a four-year term.
Republican incumbent Ed Rath, who represents the county’s 6th District, which includes Clarence, is seeking a third term as legislator. He is also running on the Conservative and Independence party lines.
Clarence certified public accountant Alan Getter is challenging Rath on the Democratic Party line.
The 6th District also represents Akron, Newstead and parts of Amherst. The winner will serve a two-year term.
In the county comptroller race, Republican incumbent Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr., a former television news reporter, is being challenged by civic activist Kevin P. Gaughan who is the Democratic and Working Families candidate.
Mychajliw, who will also be listed on the Conservative and Independence lines, was elected last year. He defeated the appointed comptroller, David J. Shenk, to fill the one year that remained in Mark Poloncarz’s four-year term after Poloncarz was elected county executive.
The winner of this race will serve a four-year term.
Three individuals are seeking election to the four-year term as county sheriff.
Incumbent Timothy B. Howard, the candidate on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines, is being challenged by Bert D. Dunn and Richard Dobson Sr.
Dunn will be listed on the Law and Order line while Dobson is the Democratic Party candidate.
Six statewide propositions are also being proposed to voters this year. For details, see page 8.
Polling takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information about polling locations throughout the town, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 741-8938.