Village election day arrives for Albion, Lyndonville and Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Village residents will go to the polls today and will elect new mayors in Medina and Lyndonville.

In Medina, incumbent Andrew Meier isn’t seeking re-election. In Lyndonville, Steve McAvoy resigned as mayor on Oct. 31 due to the demands of his full-time job.

James Tuk, the current deputy mayor, has been leading the village government since McAvoy stepped down. Tuk faces an election today from John Belson, the Yates town supervisor until he lost an election to James Simon last November.

Belson wants to continue in public service. He is running under the Lyndonville Party while Tuk picked “The Lake Party.” The mayor’s post is a four-year term.

Three people are running for two seats on the Village Board, including incumbents Ellen Tuohey (Independent Party) and Danny Woodward (Peoples Party). Andrew Cousins (Sustainable Futures) also is running for village trustee.

Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall, 2 South Main St.

In Medina, Michael Sidari, a current village trustee, is the only candidate for a two-year term as mayor. Sidari is running under The Village Party, along with incumbent Marguerite Sherman and Tim Elliott, who are seeking two-year terms on the Village Board.

Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 615 West Ave.

In Lyndonville and Medina, candidates run under independent parties without the official backing of either Republicans or Democrats.

In Albion, three candidates are running for two four-year seats on the Village Board. The Republican Party is backing incumbent Gary Katsanis, and the Democrats endorsed Mattea Navarra-Molisani and incumbent Peter Sidari.

Voting is from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall, 35-37 East Bank St.