James Bach R, C
What to know: Board incumbent James Bach, deputy supervisor with four years service on the board and owner of Bach’s Towing, is running unopposed for the two-year supervisor now held by Supervisor Jolene Jeffe, who is running for a seat on the Board.
“I want to continue on the path of fiscal responsibility that this board has been doing,” he said. “I’d also like to see us get out of the water business, turning our water districts over to Erie County. We are in the process of doing that now.”
Town Board (elect 2)
Susan Friess R, C
Jolene Jeffe R, C
David Majka, I
Christopher Lane, I
What to know: Incumbents Susan Friess, trying for her second four-year term, and Jolene Jeffe, who served two supervisor terms, joined Bach in the primary campaign and won after a heated contest with criticisms about delays in bridge and culvert repair and complaints about the town’s failure save on interest and refinance water debt before rates went up. Challengers David Majka and Christopher Lane, who were endorsed by the Republican Committee, have now suspended their campaigns.
Martha Librock (i) R
Colleen Siener D, WF
What to know: Incumbent Town Clerk Martha Librock, who served 15 years, is running for a four-year term. She won the Republican primary and was endorsed by the Republican Committee. Colleen Siener, also a registered Republican lost her primary bid, but has continued her campaign as the Democrat and Working Family candidate.
Both women advocated putting more information and services, including a tax payment system, online. Siener, who has a degree in paralegal studies, wants to offer weekend and evening hours and update the office, putting permits and license applications online. “I really want to focus on friendly customer service,” Siener said.
Librock, who spent most of her career with the town, says she will use grant money to move more town records to town offices at Southside Municipal Center. “The retrieval of the records will be much, much easier,” she said. “I love helping people.”