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Slate set for Albion village election

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 February 2014 at 12:00 am

No independent candidates step forward; London unopposed

ALBION – Dean London, Albion’s retired police chief, will be unopposed on March 18 in the election for village mayor.

London has been endorsed by both the Republican and Democratic parties. No independent candidates stepped forward by the deadline Feb. 11 to run for mayor or village trustee.

London, a Republican, worked for the Albion Police Department for 20 years before retiring in April 2011. He currently works for Baxter Healthcare in Medina in the service department.

While London is unopposed for mayor, three trustee positions have both Republican and Democratic candidates.

Republicans have backed incumbent Eileen Banker and Stan Farone for four-year terms.  The party also endorsed Gary Katsanis for a two-year term.

Democrats endorsed Terry Wilbert and Patricia Cammarata for four-year terms. Cammarata wasn’t at the Democratic caucus on Jan. 28, but she has accepted the party’s nomination to run.

Democrats also endorsed Sandra Walter to run for the two-year term that fills the vacated seat by Fred Miller. He resigned in December so he could become a county legislator.

The village election will be noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall, 35-37 East Bank St.