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Popowich not seeking re-election to Amherst Town Board

Amherst Councilwoman Ramona D. Popowich has decided not to seek a second four-year term on the Town Board.

She made the announcement at this month's Amherst Democratic Committee meeting. She and her husband have three adult children and four grandsons who live outside Western New York.

"Bill and I want to have the needed time to be a greater part of their lives," Popowich said in a news release. "The pull of family is stronger than the pull of politics.”

Popowich pointed to achievements during her term such as sponsoring resolutions to keep the Amherst Police Department at 153 employees, creating the Open Government Advisory Board, recognizing women elected to Amherst town government, providing for Casey Road Sidewalks and hiring a full-time Town Engineer.

The seats on the five-member board currently held by Popowich, Deputy Supervisor Steven Sanders and Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein are up for reelection in the fall. Sanders and Weinstein have reached their limit of two terms.

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