2 candidates unopposed in Holley village election on June 15

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 June 2021 at 1:10 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Holley Village Board met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening in the auditorium of the former Holley High School. That building is now used for the village offices and also 40 senior apartments. Pictured from left include village trustees Rochelle Moroz and Connie Nenni, Mayor Kevin Lynch, attorney John Sansone, and trustees Mark Bower and James DeFilipps.

HOLLEY – The village will hold its election next Tuesday, June 15, and the two candidates are unopposed.

Current village trustees Rochelle Moroz and Jim DeFilipps are seeking re-election to two-year terms on the board. Voting will be from noon to 9 p.m. in the downstairs lobby of the village office, which is now in the former Holley High School at 1 Wright Street.

Moroz has been on the board for four years. She and her husband moved from Texas to Holley to be close to their daughter and her family in Brockport.

Moroz is a retired church secretary and treasurer. She is running under the “Common Sense” party.

She wants to see the village continue making progress with infrastructure projects, including sidewalk replacements.

DeFilipps has been a village trustee for five years. He is an Orleans County deputy sheriff and is running under “The People’s Party.”

DeFilipps is pleased with recent successes in the village, including a $17 million transformation of the old Holley High School and the start of water and sidewalk upgrades. He expects the village will tackle more projects, especially with federal funding through the American Rescue Plan. The village is awaiting to see how much funding it will receive through that federal program and the guidelines for how the money can be used.

DeFilipps, son of long-time Holley-Murray Historian Marsha DeFilipps, said Holley is headed in the right direction.

“It’s community involvement and betterment of the village that I want to be a part of,” he said.