Politicians love a parade

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – The big parade in Holley on Saturday gave elected officials and those seeking public office a chance to promote their candidacies and connect with the public.

In the top photo, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley, left, and his community liaison Barry Flansburg pause for a moment on the parade route along Route 31 in downtown Holley.

Randy Bower, left, had a large contingent of supporters wearing red during the parade, helping him in his campaign for Orleans County sheriff. Holley is Bower’s hometown.

Village trustees Skip Carpenter, left, and Brian Sorochty ride together in a golf cart in Holley’s pararde. They are both up for election on June 16 with Sondra Knight also on the ballot. Holley will elect two of the three candidates to two-year terms.

Sondra Knight, right, walks the parade route, trying to build support for her campaign for the Village Board.

Holley Mayor John Kenney, left, and Village Trustee Kevin Lynch ride together in the parade. They were both elected to two-year terms last June and won’t be on the ballot for the June 16 village election.