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CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Vasquez looks to elevate public service in Geneva

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Vasquez targets
Ben Vasquez battles for a spot as Geneva’s Councilor At-Large on behalf of the Republican Party. Vasquez, a Waterloo police officer, member on the Geneva Board of Ethics as well as the founder and vice president of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Progress believes that public service is a part of his body and blood. “Public service has... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cataldo brings balance of activism, business background to campaign

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Tamarie Cataldo contends for a seat on City Council to become Councilor At-Large on behalf of the Democratic Party. Cataldo, a co-founder of the Foundry Action Committee, an activist with the Geneva Women’s Assembly and owner of the New Hall Diner feels invigorated this election cycle to succeed. “I’m really inspired mostly by the new term of council,” Cataldo said.... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Burrall focuses on rebuilding in city council campaign

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Tom Burrall of C. S. Burrall & Son Inc. looks to rebuild Ward 1 under the Democratic Party. As the current vice president of the Geneva Business Improvement District, a member on the board of directors for Finger Lakes Health and the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association as well as a commissioner on Geneva Historic Districts Commission, Burrall believes that... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council
A former city councilor and mayor in Don Cass seeks a return to his previously-held seat on City Council by representing the Republican Party in Ward 3. Cass, the faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Peace Parish and a board member at Finger Lakes Community College was concerned with as the vice chair of the Republican Committee in not... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council
Jan Regan, a small business owner, former president and interim executive director at the Smith Center for Arts takes center stage by running for City Council on behalf of Ward 3 under the Democratic Party. Regan does not shy away sharing her love for Geneva after claiming the city as her home in 1978. Since then, she has served the... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Noone looks to bring new perspective to Geneva City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Noone looks to bring new perspective to Geneva City Council
Anthony Noone, a special education teacher in Romulus’ school district seeks to secure a role as Councilor At-Large on behalf of the Democratic Party. At the age of 18 while attending high school, Noone ran for Seneca Falls’ Board of Education and eventually was seated on their board before graduating. He even served a second time amid working within Geneva... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Evelyn Naragon Buisch looks to bring Geneva back to former glory

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Evelyn Naragon Buisch looks to bring Geneva back to former glory
Lifelong Geneva resident and Transportation Administrative Coordinator at Ontario County ARC Evelyn Naragon Buisch says representing Ward 4 on City Council would mean an opportunity to help return the city to what she calls a better time. The Republican-endorsed candidate was born and raised in Ward 4. She’s lived in the same house in Ward 4 for 45-years. However, a... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pealer wants to use management skills to create advocacy on Geneva City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pealer wants to use management skills to create advocacy on Geneva City Council
Bill Pealer Jr. admits that he was on a “standing-notice form of recruitment” when initially running for Ward 2 as a Republican. Pealer, a media production specialist at Finger Lakes Community College and fencing club advisor was originally passionate about getting on the city’s planning board, but now he seeks to give back to his community as a member of... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Camera touts experience, desire to make life better in Geneva

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Camera touts experience, desire to make Geneva stronger in council race
Two-term City Councilor Ken Camera is seeking re-election this November to Ward 4 on behalf of the Democratic Party in Geneva. After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1972, Camera got involved in community activism and local politics. “I was always interested in what city government was doing,” Camera said. Eventually, he threw himself into a few races... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Steve Valentino looks to become next mayor in Geneva

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Steve Valentino eyes mayor’s office in
Long-time public servant Steve Valentino is seeking election as the Democrat’s mayoral candidate this November. Valentino, a former three-time Ward 3 Councilor questioned whether to continue serving the City of Geneva, but everything changed when he learned about who was competing in this election cycle, or not. “But when I found out that seven out of the nine councilors had... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pruett gets involved in Geneva, talks campaign for City Council

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Pharmaceutical industry expert John Pruett, a registered Independent is pursuing a seat on Geneva’s City Council to represent Ward 6 after being endorsed by the Republican Party.  Pruett, president of Oleta Holdings, LLC shared that he was inspired to jump headfirst into local politics after Jackie Augustine published a column in the Finger Lakes Times, which essentially was “asking people... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Gomez shares story as he looks to represent Ward 1 in Geneva

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Antonio Gomez is vying for a spot at City Council in Ward 1 under the Republican Party. Gomez, a produce supervisor and manager at Peterson Farms, pastor for the Church of God in Farmington and former appointee to the Geneva Human Rights Commission was also an undocumented immigrant who possessed heartfelt aspirations to one-day achieve the American dream.  “I entered... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Salamendra targets change through more than activism

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Salamendra targets change through more than activism
Laura Salamendra is challenging for a seat on Geneva’s City Council to represent Ward 5 come January 1st, 2020.  Salamendra is an activist with the Geneva Women’s Assembly, a former board member with We are Seneca Lake and founder of the Foundry Action Committee.  She promises to fight on behalf of Ward 5 and the rest of Geneva. “I am... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Pitifer takes life journey onto Geneva mayoral campaign trail

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Mark Pitifer takes outsider approach to change in mayoral campaign
Mark Salvatore Pitifer, a Waterloo school district guidance counselor is looking to rebuild the community as Geneva’s mayor. As an unaffiliated non-party candidate, Pitifer was still approached by the Republican Committee, but he thought that they mistook him for his politically-active son, Markie Christian Pitifer. Pitifer shared, “Markie’s a Republican. I’m a no party candidate, so you have no control... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Bryan Housel brings public safety background to campaign for Geneva City Council

Public safety specialist Bryan Housel is contending for a seat on Geneva’s City Council in Ward 5 on the Republican Party line. Housel, a dispatcher at the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Geneva Fire Department volunteer firefighter, who possesses 16-years of cumulative firefighting experience seeks to represent the greater community through his public service background. Safety is a key concern... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Juanita Aikens looks to bring better representation to Geneva City Hall

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Juanita Aikens looks to bring better representation to Geneva City Hall
Political newcomer Juanita Aikens is vying for a seat on Geneva’s City Council. The Democrat would represent Ward 6 if elected in November. Aikens, the founder and president of the Ontario County Justice Coalition, leader of the East Lakeview Neighborhood Association and a board member on the Ontario County Youth Court. With the resurgence and reemergence of swastikas and white... more