SDWNY Buffalo Board of Education Endorsements 2013; We recommend votes for Gillick, Harris-Tigg, Hernandez and McIntyre
May 5, 2013
At our Buffalo School Board Candidate Forum, our membership heard from the following candidates and issued the following endorsements, by district:
-Dr. Susan Gillick, candidate for the North District, ENDORSED. View her questionnaire here.
-Dr. Wendy Mistretta, candidate for the North District. View her questionnaire here.
-Jason McCarthy, incumbent board member. View his questionnaire here.
-Ralph Hernandez, Incumbent Board Member, ENDORSED. View his 2013 questionnaire here.
View a copy of Ralph Hernandez's Dignity for All Resolution passed by the Board of Education submitted with his questionniare.
-James Sampson, Hernandez's opponent, responded to our questionniare that he is not seeking the endorsement of group's that aren't entirely made of parents.
As of this writing, Ralph Hernandez will not be on the election ballot this Tuesday, and is running a write in campaign for the West District.
-Dr. Theresa Harris-Tigg, candidate for the East District, ENDORSED. View her questionnaire here.
-Rosalyn Taylor, incumbent board member, did not respond in any way to SDWNY's endorsement questionnaire.
As of this writing, Rosalyn Taylor will not appear on Tuesday's ballot, but is waging a write-in campaign.
-Bryon McIntyre, candidate for the Central District, ENDORSED.
-Mary Ruth Kapsiak, incumbent board member, did not respond in any way to SDWNY's endorsement questionnaire. Joseph Mascia, who had been running in the district and has since been removed from the ballot, also did not respond to our questionnaire.
-Neither candidate-- Carl Paladino or Adrian Harris-- running for this open seat responded to SDWNY's questionnaire.
-The only candidate in the Ferry subdistrict, Sharon Belton-Cottman, has not responded to our questionnaire. On May 3, in The Buffalo News, it was reported that Rev. Kinzer Pointer is being targeted by a write-in campaign to elect him to the district seat. As he was neither an announced or filed candidate this year, he did not receive an update questionnaire. However, Rev. Pointer has not responded to our questionnaire when he ran for the seat previously in 2010.
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