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Ezra Scott Jr. announces candidacy for Niagara Falls City Council

NIAGARA FALLS – Ezra P. Scott Jr., a substitute teacher in Niagara Falls and a youth mentor for the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, has announced his bid for City Council in the fall.

Scott, 29, becomes the fourth to seek the Democratic line and sixth declared candidate seeking one of two Council seats.

The others to have declared their candidacy are business owner Willie A. Price and Kenny M. Tompkins, operations manager for a local plumbing and heating company. They are seeing the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines.

The others seeking the Democratic line are Alicia M. Laible, former City Democratic Committee chairwoman; City Planning Board Chairman Rick D. Smith and incumbent Robert A. Anderson.

The other incumbent, Democrat Glenn A. Choolokian, is running for mayor in a challenge of incumbent Democrat Paul A. Dyster. Two Republican candidates have declared their candidacy – former Councilman John G. Accardo and businessman Jim J. Szwedo.