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Election voter guide: Hamburg


Town Supervisor

Steven J. Walters Sr.(i) R,C,I

Walter Rooth III D,WF

What to know: The demeanor of the Town Board, which has been discordant, has emerged as the Democrats’ major campaign issue. Walters is betting that his record of reducing spending over his eight years in office will resonate with voters, while Rooth says he can restore order and calm to the board.

Town Board four-year term

Amy Carroll Ziegler (i) R,C,I

Michael P. Quinn Jr. D,WF

What to know: Ziegler, a confidential law clerk to State Supreme Court Justice Frederick J. Marshall, has served on the board for four years during some of its stormiest times. Quinn, an attorney and former infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, took Ironworkers apprenticeship training before graduating from law school six years ago.

Town Board two-year term

Cheryl Potter-Juda D,WF

Lawrence J. Speiser R,C,I

What to know: Potter-Juda, a teacher for Lackawanna City Schools, said her 30 years in education have given her the people skills to return civility to the Town Board. Speiser, president and CEO of FlashFlo Manufacturing, said he understands, as a small business owner, how to keep spending and costs down and budgets under control.

Town Justice

Gerald P. Gorman (i) D,C,WF

Highway Superintendent

Tom Best Sr. (i) R,C,I

Ted Casey D

What to know: Best is well-known after working in the Police Department more than 30 years and serving on the Town Board before becoming highway superintendent. Casey, the health, safety & environmental manager at Dresser-Rand, said he would seek feedback from residents on services provided.

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