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The new Lancaster Democratic town chairman is solidly behind Supervisor Robert H. Giza and Democratic Town Board members.

"I would like to utilize the position to encourage everyone within the town Democratic committee to support the excellent Town Board that we presently have with Supervisor Giza's administration," said Arthur A. Herdzik, the chairman-elect of the town Democratic Party.

Herdzik, the Lancaster village attorney, was recently elected town chairman, beating out Terrence McCracken, the town recreation director.

Elected vice chairman was Wayne Robinson, who works with the county Board of Elections. He beat Joseph Maciejewski, deputy county finance commissioner.

Cindy Maciejewski, a zoning clerk with the Town of Lancaster, was elected secretary
without any opposition.

Richard Marino, superintendent of Como Lake Park, was elected sergeant at arms, without opposition.

Edward Krafchak was elected treasurer, also without opposition.

The current Democratic chairman, Nicholas LoCicero, did not seek re-election.

The Democratic Party now claims all elective offices in the town, except for highway superintendent, but three seats on the five-member Lancaster Town Board will be at stake next fall.

Contests next year that will determine political control of the board include the first four-year term for supervisor and two four-year Town Board terms.

Also, longtime Democratic Town Clerk Robert P. Thill has said he will retire.

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