Candidates step forward for Board of Education at 5 local districts

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 May 2015 at 12:00 am

The slates are set for the May 19 elections for the Board of Education at five local school districts.In addition to voting on proposed school budgets and propositions, residents will elect volunteer members of the Board of Education.

Medina is the only district with a surplus of candidates for the Board of Education. The district has five candidates seeking three terms that are three years each.

Ann Bunch, Carol Heiligenthaler and Renee Paser-Paull all have terms up for election. Bunch and Paser-Paull are seeking re-election while Heiligenthaler, a former board president, has decided against another term.

Three other candidates – Danielle Class, Brian Koch and former board member Virginia Nicholson – will be on the ballot.

Albion, Kendall and Lyndonville all have as many candidates as they have positions on the ballot. Holley has three spots open, but only two candidates.

Here is the breakdown of candidates for the school districts:

ALBION – There are two five-year positions up for election in Albion. Marie Snyder is seeking re-election while John King is not. Chantelle Sacco is seeking the other position and is unopposed.

HOLLEY – In Holley, three positions are open that have three-year terms and two incumbents, Anne Winkley and Mark Porter, are seeking re-election. The other incumbent, Jack Welch, isn’t running again. No one submitted petitions to fill that position. That spot will be filled by the person with the most write-in votes.

KENDALL – Nadine Hanlon, the president of the Board of Education, is unopposed in seeking another five-year on the board.

LYNDONVILLE – The district has three positions open that are three-year terms. Incumbents Michelle Dillenbeck and Theodore Lewis, the current president, are both seeking re-election. Richard Mufford has decided against re-election. Kelly Cousins will be the other candidate on the ballot.