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Board seat a hot topic

Elsewhere, the election may be over, but in Cheektowaga, the political jockeying and speculation now center on who will be appointed to the Town Board seat being vacated by Council Member Alice Magierski.

Magierski won Tuesday's election for town clerk and is expected to resign from the board on or before Dec. 31.

Among the people expected to be considered as her replacement are:

*Stanley Kaznowski III, who had the Democratic Party's endorsement going into the September primary but lost the balloting by six votes.

*Tim Meyers, son of former Town Supervisor Ken Meyers. Tim Meyers plans to announce his candidacy at a party Wednesday evening in Sloan.

*Council Member Thomas M. Johnson, who was slated to retire from the board at the end of the year but could be having second thoughts.

Whoever is named to the vacant seat would have to run in a special election next November and then would face a second election in November 2009 for a full, four year-term on the board, town officials said.

Town Democratic Chairman Frank Max says he hasn't decided whom he will support. Max said he would take time this weekend to consider the possible candidates and may have a recommendation Monday.


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