Candidates seek school board seats

People seeking to run for local school board seats have filed their petitions.

In the Greater Johnstown School District, four candidates will appear on the May 20 ballot for three available seats.

The terms of Anne Cassidy, Angela Clizbe and Brian Miller Sr. are coming to an end this year.

The candidates on the ballot will be Clizbe, Salvatore Giarrizzo and former board members Scott Miller and Evamarie Mraz.

In other local school districts:


Five candidates will appear on the May 20 ballot for three available seats.

The candidates are Jean LaPorta, Richard Carlson, Jennifer Pomeroy, Paula Brown-Weinstock and E. Lynn Brown.

LaPorta, Carlson and Brown currently serve on the board, and their three-year terms are up for election this year.


Ephratah-St. Johnsville

In the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville school district, seven candidates are running for three open seats.

District officials said the top two vote getters will get three-year terms and the third-highest vote getter will get the two years remaining on Ben Conte’s term. Keith Handy is not seeking re-election.

The candidates seeking election include incumbents William J. Lints and Cynthia Breh, along with Michael Yezierski, Jason Romeyn, Mary Weaver, Stephanie Dye and Ty Wayne Stowell.


In the Broadalbin-Perth Central School, board President Edward Szumowski was the only member whose term was set to expire. He will run unopposed, officials said.


The terms of Fonda-Fultonville Central School District board members Timothy Wendell and John Wiltey will expire July 1.

The candidates seeking to fill those positions are Wiltey, Michael Lewis and Dennis Eggelston.


Mayfield Central School District board President Ernest Clapper will run unopposed to secure his seat for another five years, officials said.


The voters of the Northville Central School District will fill the position of Sheldon Ginter. The only petition received for that position was from Dean R. Shepard, officials said.


Wheelerville Union Free School Board of Education members Mike Frasier and Suzanne Hamalak will run for their two available seats unopposed.

Fort Plain

Fort Plain Central School District voters will select three candidates to fill three available spots on the Board of Education.

Incumbent David Fredericks has decided not to run. Todd McFee, Jeffrey Jones and David Przestrzelski will seek to fill the three available positions.


Wells Central School District Board of Education member David Woodward will not seek re-election after his term is completed in June.

Stephen Stofelano is the only candidate who filled a petition looking to fill the seat, district officials said.