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Pascoal joins four others in race to become Niagara Falls mayor

NIAGARA FALLS – A fifth person has entered this year’s race for Niagara Falls mayor.

Robert Pascoal, president of the Landlords Association of Greater Niagara, will be seeking the Republican line, his campaign announced.

Pascoal, 61, said he has been renovating and renting properties in the Falls for 12 years.

Pascoal becomes the third Republican to enter the race, along with John G. Accardo, the endorsed candidate of the city GOP, and Jim J. Szwedo.

Incumbent Paul A. Dyster is seeking his third term and has been endorsed by the city Democratic Committee. Councilman Glenn A. Choolokian, also a Democrat, also has announced a bid for mayor.