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Cheteny quits mayoral race in East Aurora

East Aurora's three-way mayoral race in the March 21 election has been whittled to two candidates after Elizabeth Cheteny withdrew from the race Sunday.

Cheteny, a village trustee, said she instead will seek a second term as trustee instead of a run against incumbent Mayor David DiPietro and challenger Heidi Potenza, also a trustee whose term is expiring.

"Upon reconsideration, I have decided to seek re-election to my seat on the Village Board," Cheteny said in a statement. "I take my responsibility to the public very seriously. I work hard to ensure that the village has the legislation and project review procedures in place to foster the quality development that residents want to see and that preserves the places that are important to the community."

Cheteny, who kicked off the mayoral race last October by first announcing her candidacy, declined to comment further.

DiPietro is seeking his third, two-year term as mayor.

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