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Fair Election Practices Campaign 2021

Due to the continued State-wide and local guidance on physical distancing during the COVID-19 health crisis, the FEPC Hearing Committee will hear formal complaints via Zoom meetings only. Pledge forms and materials required to file a complaint can be found below.

The Fair Election Practices Campaign was established in the 1970s to promote issue-oriented and civil campaigning among candidates for public office. All candidates have been requested to sign a pledge to that effect. The FEPC Committee was established to hear complaints from those who feel their opponent has violated the pledge.

The League of Women Voters/Rochester Metro Area (LWV/RMA) and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR) select the FEPC Committee members. Two members who have been politically involved as Republicans and two as Democrats are selected. In the search for the four members of the committee, a major effort is made to select those individuals who are known for their fairness and sound judgment, and who can be relied upon to give the facts of any case their due consideration and reach conclusions based only on the evidence and not their partisan leanings.

A fifth person is selected as Chairperson. This person must possess a level of honesty, integrity and lack of bias that is recognized by the community at large.

To maintain balance on the FEPC Committee, alternates from each party are also selected to serve in the place of a committee member who is unable to participate in any particular hearing.

The 2021 FEPC Committee members are:  Rob Brown (Chair), Susan Kramarsky, Channing Philbrick, Peter Knapp, Marilyn O’Connor, Jim Peters, Sue Roberts, Patricia Knapp, Ed Jeffries, and Lynda Garner Goldstein.

LWV/RMA and TIAR look forward to a fair, issue-oriented 2021 campaign season.

LIST OF FEPC PLEDGES RECEIVED by SEPT. 20, 2021

Candidate Position Sought
Malik D Evans Mayor, City of Rochester
Jackie Smith County Legislature, 2nd District
Marvin L Stepherson County Legislature, 3rd District
Frank X Allkofer County Legislature, 4th District
Terry Daniele County Legislature, 5th District
Brian E Marianetti County Legislature, 7th District
Matthew D Terp County Legislature, 8th District
Mary Eileen Callan County Legislature, 9th District
Howard S Maffucci County Legislature, 10th District
Laura Jean Diekmann County Legislature, 10th District
William F Wu County Legislature, 12th District
Steve Brew County Legislature, 12th District
Susan Hughes-Smith County Legislature, 14th District
Dave Long County Legislature, 16th District
Maria Vecchio County Legislature, 17th District
John B Baynes County Legislature, 18th District
Jaime J Erskine-Pettit County Legislature, 20th District
Rachel Barnhart County Legislature, 21st District
Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons County Legislature, 22nd District
Rajesh Barnabas County Legislature, 24th District
Albert A Blankley County Legislature, 24th District
Carolyn D Hoffman County Legislature, 25th District
Orlando J Rivera County Legislature, 26th District
Yversha M Roman County Legislature, 26th District
Mitch Gruber Member at Large, Rochester City Council
Ann C Lewis Member at Large, Rochester City Council
Victor H Sanchez Member at Large, Rochester City Council
James L Patterson Commissioner of Schools, RCSD
Joshua P Bauroth Commissioner of Schools, RCSD
Camille A Simmons Commissioner of Schools, RCSD
William W Moehle Supervisor, Town of Brighton
Daniel E Aman Town Clerk, Brighton
Robin R Wilt Member, Brighton Town Council
Christine E Corrado Member, Brighton Town Council
Virginia L Ignatowski Town Clerk, Chili
William C Fine Supervisor, Town of Clarkson
Cosmo A Giunta Supervisor, Town of Gates
Lee Cordero Member, Gates Town Council
Andrew Loughlin Member, Gates Town Council
James F Leary Jr Supervisor, Town of Greece
Bill Reilich Supervisor, Town of Greece
Mike Barry Member, Greece Town Council Ward 1
William F Murphy Member, Greece Town Council Ward 2
Michael J Bloomer Member, Greece Town Council Ward 3
Jessica J Vacchetto Member, Greece Town Council Ward 4
Diana M Christodaro Member, Greece Town Council Ward 4
Andrew J Conlon Receiver of Taxes, Greece
Elizabeth A Maxwell Member, Hamlin Town Council
Jennifer Goodrich Voelkl Member, Hamlin Town Council
M Rick Page Member, Henrietta Town Council
Kimie Romeo Member, Irondequoit Town Council
Jeffrey F Klein Supervisor, Town of Mendon
John D Moffitt Supervisor, Town of Mendon
Cynthia M Carroll Member, Mendon Town Council
David L Cook Member, Mendon Town Council
Brent G Rosiek Member, Mendon Town Council
Andrew G Caschetta Highway Superintendent, Mendon
Crystal D Benjamin-Bafford Member, Ogden Town Council
Marie E Cinti Supervisor, Town of Penfield
Robert F Ockenden Member, Penfield Town Council
Susan E Boynton-Frykholm Town Clerk, Perinton
Jeremy Jordan Member, Perinton Town Council
Steve A Flemming Member, Perinton Town Council
William A Smith Supervisor, Town of Pittsford
Stephanie M Townsend Member, Pittsford Town Council
Pearl Mc Brunt Member, Pittsford Town Council
Kim Taylor Member, Pittsford Town Council
Alexe M Dunham Member, Pittsford Town Council
Gerry Kusse Supervisor, Town of Rush
Karen P LoBracco Member, Sweden Town Council
Danielle M Palermo-Jimenez Supervisor, Town of Webster
Sid Bahl Member, Webster Town Council
Ginny Nguyen Member, Webster Town Council
Patricia T Cataldi Member, Webster Town Council
Edward Shero Member, Wheatland Town Council

Documents for the Fair Election Practices Campaign 2021

Fair Campaign Pledge 2021

Form for Filing Complaints

FEPC Hearing Procedures

FEPC Press Release

Decision in complaint filed by Rajesh Barnabas against Albert Blankley

Decision in complaint filed by Albert Blankely against Rajesh Barnabas

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