Buffalo Board of Education member John Licata officially announced his plans to run for re-election to his at-large seat this year, making him the fifth person to throw a hat in the ring for one of three seats coming up for election in May.
A trial lawyer with Hogan Willig, Licata is running for his second five-year term after first being elected in 2009. He said he would like to continue board work developing the new Medical Campus High School and advocating for a drop in the compulsory age of school attendance from 6 to 4, among other projects.
Licata has three children in the Buffalo school district, three at City Honors and one at Olmsted School 156.
Other at-large candidates who have announced so far include Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold; Adrian F. Harris, a teacher’s aide in the Lancaster Central School District, who ran unsuccessfully against Carl Paladino last year for the Park District seat; Wendy S. Mistretta, a member of the District Parent Coordinating Council’s Executive Committee who ran for the North District seat last year; and former mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez.