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DEMOCRATS ENDORSE 4 IN BOARD, COURT RACES

The Cheektowaga Democratic Party has endorsed three incumbents and a familiar name for three seats on the Town Board and a position of town justice.

The four candidates are running as a slate, and they received no opposition during the party meeting Monday evening, said Town Democratic Chairman Kenneth Meyers.

The party endorsed incumbents Patricia A. Jaworowicz and Alice Magierski and newcomer James P. Rogowski for board seats and Town Justice Ronald E. Kmiotek for re-election.

Jaworowicz, 58, is seeking her seventh four-year term. This year's endorsement meeting was quite different from the one four years ago, where Jaworowicz and two other incumbents did not receive the Democratic endorsement and went on to defeat the endorsed slate.

Magierski, 55, was appointed to the board in 2003 to fill the vacancy created when William P. Rogowski resigned to become tax receiver. She ran successfully in November of that year to fill out Rogowski's term.

Rogowski's son, James, 32, is seeking a four-year term on the board. He is a teacher with Lockport schools.

Meyers said Thomas J. Mazur decided not to seek re-election to the board.

While the party supports the endorsed candidates, Meyers said, any Democrat in the town can run for the open seats in this year's primary. "Anyone can just circulate petitions and run," he said.