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Election voter guide: Newstead


Town Board (elect 2)

James Mayrose (i) R, C, I, WF

Richard C. Baran (i) D, C

Marybeth Whiting R, I

Erik Polkowski D, WF

What to know: With the possible expansion of Akron Airport and the concerts at Braun’s Concert Cove leaving some residents up-in-arms, the board has its work cut out for them. Incumbents Baran and Mayrose say they are delicate issues the board is working on. Both cite the town’s solvency as an accomplishment. Challengers Whiting and Polkowski look to bring fresh perspectives to the board.

Town Justice

Dennis Freeman (i) R, C, I

Cheryl Esposito D, WF

What to know: Incumbent Dennis Freeman has served as the Town Justice for over 20 years. Esposito has an interest in criminal justice and believes she can deal with the changing landscape of crime in Newstead.

Town Clerk

Dawn Izydorczak (i) R, C, I

Highway Superintendent

Michael Bassanello (i) D, WF

John D. Jendrowski R, C, I

What to know: Incumbent Highway Supervisor Michael Bassanello has been at the job for the last eight years. Challenger Jendrowski believes the town could be doing more to save tax payers money by cutting down on waste at the highway department.

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