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Debates, Debates, Debates

We are doing our best to organize debates for all of the contested elections in Monroe County in fall 2021. The list below contains the latest information we have on who will be on the ballot in November. In some cases that information will change, and people will be added or dropped accordingly.

ALL CANDIDATES ARE INVITED The LWV policy is to invite every candidate who has qualified to be on the ballot in a contested election. At least two candidates for the office (or if there is more than one seat to be elected, more candidates than seats) must accept our invitation for us to hold a debate.

The list below is candidates we will be inviting. TO SEE WHICH CANDIDATES ACCEPTED OR DECLINED, CLICK ON "SEE CANDIDATE LIST".

VERIFY YOUR DISTRICTS If you are not sure which town, village or legislative district you vote in, you can verify that along with your voter registration status at https://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/voter/.

All debates will be virtual using Zoom. Registration is required to obtain the link to listen to the debate. The debates will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

Town/City/Village Elections

Town, City or Village

Offices

Date/Time

Registration link

BRIGHTON Member of Town Council (2)
Town Clerk
10/21 7pm REGISTER for Brighton
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Member of Town Council Christine E Corrado D
Y
Member of Town Council Charlie Eagle R,C
Y
Member of Town Council Patrick J Reilly R,C
Y
Member of Town Council Robin R Wilt D,WF
Y
Town Clerk Daniel E Aman D
Y
Town Clerk Stephen P Corryn R,C
 
CHILI Supervisor
Member of Town Council (2)
County Leg District 3
County Leg District 12
9/27 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor David J Dunning R,C
Supervisor Chelsea M O’Brien D
Y
Member of Town Council Gavin J Barry D
N
Member of Town Council Gwendolyn J Clifton D
Y
Member of Town Council Mark L DeCory R,C
Member of Town Council Mary C Sperr R,C
LD 3 Tracy A DiFlorio R,C
LD 3 Marvin L Stepherson D,WF
Y
LD 12 Steve Brew R,C
N
LD 12 William F Wu D
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
CLARKSON Supervisor
Member of Town Council (2)
9/29 7:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor Christa L Filipowicz R,C
Supervisor William C Fine D
Member of Town Council John K Culhane R,C
Member of Town Council Nicholas A DaMuro R,C
Member of Town Council Sheldon A Meyers D
Y
  Canceled because only one candidate agreed to debate
EAST ROCHESTER Village Trustee (2)
County Leg District 10
10/5 5:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Village Trustee Ted Conners R,C
Village Trustee Lafayette D Eaton D,WF
Village Trustee Mark D McDermott D
N
Village Trustee Kelley L Swagler R,C
LD10 Laura Jean Diekmann I
N
LD10 Howard S Maffucci D,WF
N
  Canceled because no candidate agreed to debate
GATES Member of Town Council (2)

9/28 5:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Member of Town Council Lee Cordero R,C
Member of Town Council Andrew Loughlin R,C
Member of Town Council Theresa E May D
  Canceled because no candidate agreed to debate
GREECE Supervisor
Town Justice (4)
Town Board Ward 1
Town Board Ward 3
Town Board Ward 4
9/30 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
GREECE 9/30 7pm
Supervisor James F Leary, Jr D
Y
Supervisor Bill Reilich R,C
Town Justice Karen A Bovenzi D
Town Justice Louis J Buduson, Jr D
Town Justice Vincent B Campbell R,C
Town Justice Debra A Crowder R,C
Y
Town Justice Brett C Granville R,C
Y
Town Justice Micki Mccramer-Wojdylo D
Town Justice Shannon J Okeefe-Pero R,C
N
Town Justice Bridget A O’Toole D,WF
Y
Ward 1 Mike Barry R,C
Ward 1 Rumella T Cameron D
Ward 3 Michael J Bloomer R,C
Ward 3 Scott M Farina D
Ward 4 Diana M Cristodaro R,C
Ward 4 Jessica J Vacchetto D,WF
Y
  Only Town Justice candidates will be participating because no other race had multiple candidates accept.
GREECE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS County Leg District 6
County Leg District 7
County Leg District 19
10/4 7pm  
Office Candidate Party Coming?
LD 6 Miles W Cunning D,WF
Y
LD 6 Sean H McCabe R,C
N
LD 7 Brian J Gravelle D
LD 7 Brian E Marianetti R,C
LD 19 Kathleen A Taylor R,C
LD 19 Sherita S Traywick D,WF
Y
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
HAMLIN Member of Town Council (2)
9/29 5:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Member of Town Council Elizabeth A Maxwell D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Jennifer Goodrich Voelkl R,C
N
Member of Town Council Angel Male C  
Member of Town Council Austin Warner, 3rd R
  Canceled because no candidate agreed to debate
HENRIETTA Member of Town Council (2)
9/28 7:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Member of Town Council Robert Barley, Jr D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Joseph D Bellanca, Jr R,C
Member of Town Council M. Rick Page R,C
Member of Town Council Michael J Stafford D,WF
  Cancelled because only one candidate agreed to debate
IRONDEQUOIT Supervisor
Member of Town Council (2)
County Leg District 16
County Leg District 17
10/7 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor Rory B Fitzpatrick R
Supervisor Joseph D Morelle, Jr D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Vanessa Beato-Enriquez R,C
Member of Town Council Kimie Romeo D,WF
N
Member of Town Council Andre J Smith R,C
Member of Town Council Peter R Wehner D
LD 16 Joe Carbone R,C
LD 16 David G Long, Jr D,WF
Y
LD 17 Bryce O LaFountain R,C
LD 17 Maria Vecchio D
N
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
MENDON Supervisor
Town Justice
Member of Town Council (2)

10/11 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor Jeffery F Klein D
Y
Supervisor John D Moffitt R,C
Town Justice Cara M Briggs R,C,WF
Town Justice Jon M Stern D
Y
Member of Town Council Cynthia M Carroll R,C
Member of Town Council Jeffrey R Clark D
Y
Member of Town Council David L Cook D
Y
Member of Town Council Brent G Rosiek R,C
  Canceled. No race where candidates from more than one party agreed to debate.
OGDEN Member of Town Council (2)
9/23 5:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Member of Town Council Crystal D Benjamin-Bafford D  
Member of Town Council Joshua M Hinman R,C  
Member of Town Council Steven G Toms R,C Y
  Canceled because only one candidate agreed to debate.
PERINTON Town Clerk
Town Justice
Member of Town Council (2)
County Leg District 11
County Leg District 18
10/14 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Town Clerk Susan E Boynton-Frykholm D,WF
Y
Town Clerk Jennifer A West R,C
Town Justice Avik K Ganguly R,C
Town Justice Charles D Steinman D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council David P Belaskas R,C
Member of Town Council Steve A Flemming D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Jeremy D Jordan D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Alexandra C Winner R,C
LD11 Sean M Delehanty R,C
LD11 Joshua I Foladare D,WF
Y
LD18 John B Baynes D,WF
Y
LD18 Stacie H Whitbeck R,C
  Canceled. No race where candidates from more than one party agreed to debate.
PITTSFORD Supervisor
Town Justice
Member of Town Council (2)
10/13 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor Kendra R Evans D,WF
Y
Supervisor William A Smith R,C
N
Town Justice John E Bernacki, Jr WF,R,C
N
Town Justice Scott M Green D
Member of Town Council Alexe M Dunham R,C
N
Member of Town Council Pearl McBrunt D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Kim K Taylor R,C
N
Member of Town Council Stephanie M Townsend D,WF
Y
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
ROCHESTER CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE
10/18 7pm REGISTER for City Council
Office Candidate PartyComing?
City Council at-large Michell D Gruber D
Y
City Council at-large Jayvon Johnson R,C
City Council at-large Ann C Lewis R,C
City Council at-large Willie J Lightfoot D
City Council at-large Stanley L Martin D,WF
City Council at-large Miguel A Melendez, Jr D,WF
Y
City Council at-large Jasmin D Reggler WF
Y
City Council at-large Victor H Sanchez WF
N
City Council at-large Kim Smith D,WF
City Council at-large Marcus C Williams R,C
Y
City Council at-large Antonia N Wynter Voice of the People
Y
 
RUSH Supervisor
Member of Town Council (2)
County Leg District 5
9/23 7:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor Gerald W Kusse D, Rush Hometown Y
Supervisor Phyllis P Wickerham R,C N
Member of Town Council Daniel J Chase D,R, Rush Hometown N
Member of Town Council James F Kolb R,C N
Member of Town Council Ryan M Lang C  
Member of Town Council Jeanne E Morelli D, Rush Hometown Y
LD5 Terry H Daniele D,WF Y
LD5 Richard B Milne R,C N
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
SWEDEN Member of Town Council (2)
Town Justice
County Leg District 20
10/5 7:30pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Member of Town Council Patricia Hayles R,C
Member of Town Council Karen P LoBracco D
Y
Member of Town Council Gary J Sullivan R,C
Town Justice Jessica A Diaz D
Town Justice Anthony S Perry R,C
LD20 Robert J Colby R,C
LD20 Jaime J Erskine-Pettit D,WF
N
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
WEBSTER Supervisor
Town Justice
Member of Town Council (2)
County Leg District 8
County Leg District 15
10/19 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
Supervisor Tom Flaherty R,C
Supervisor Danielle M Palermo-Jimenez D,WF
Y
Town Justice Thomas J Disalvo R,C
Town Justice Jeffrey L Taylor D,WF
Y
Member of Town Council Patricia T Cataldi R,C
Member of Town Council Sid Bahl D
N
Member of Town Council Ginny Nguyen R,C
Member of Town Council Ashley A Teague D,WF
Y
LD8 Matthew D Terp R,C
LD8 Megan K Thompson D,WF
LD15 Sasha M DiMaria D,WF
LD15 George J Hebert R,C
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
COUNTY LEG DEBATES County Leg District 4
County Leg District 9
County Leg District 13
County Leg District 14
10/6 7pm  
Office Candidate PartyComing?
LD4 Frank Allkofer R,C
LD4 Miriam Rivera D
LD9 Mel Callan D,WF
Y
LD9 Paul Dondorfer R,C
LD13 Matt Borkowski R,C
N
LD13 Michael B Yudelson D,WF
N
LD14 Lynellen P Corryn R,C
LD14 Susan K Hughes-Smith D,WF
Y
  Canceled. No race where multiple candidates agreed to debate.
COUNTY LEG DEBATES County Leg District 24
County Leg District 25
County Leg District 26
County Leg District 27
10/17 7pm REGISTER for County Leg II
Office Candidate PartyComing?
LD24 Rajesh Barnabas WF
Y
LD24 Albert A Blankley D
Y
LD25 Dorian Hall WF
LD25 Carolyn Hoffman D
Y
LD26 Orlando J Rivera R,C
LD26 Yversha M Roman D,WF
Y
LD27 Sabrina A Lamar D
Y
LD27 Scott G Little Young Minds
  Only candidates for LD24 will be participating because no other race had multiple candidates accept.

Contested County Legislative District (LD) Seats

Listed below are all the Legislative Districts that have a contested election. Many of the LDs cover territory in more than one town and many towns have more than one LD within it. We have tried to group LD debates with the town that represents the most voters for that LD, and we have not asked the candidates for County Leg seats to debate more than once. If you click on a link below, it will take you to the part of the schedule where that county leg seat has been included.

District 3. Chili

District 4. Gates, Ogden

District 5. Henrietta, Mendon, Pittsford, Rush

District 6. Greece

District 7. Greece, Rochester

District 8. Webster

District 9. Penfield

District 10. Brighton, East Rochester, Pittsford

District 11. Perinton

District 12. Chili, Henrietta, Riga, Wheatland

District 13. Henrietta, Pittsford

District 14. Brighton

District 15. Penfield, Webster

District 16. Irondequoit

Distsrict 17. Irondequoit

District 18. East Rochester, Perinton

District 19. Greece, Parma

District 20. Greece, Ogden, Sweden

District 24. Rochester, Brighton

District 25. Rochester

District 26. Gates, Greece, Rochester

District 27. Rochester

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
September       23-Rush | Ogden 24 25
26 27-Chili 28-Gates 29-Clarkson | Hamlin 30-Greece October 1 2
3 4-Greece LDs 5- East Rochester | Sweden 6- LDs 4, 9, 13, 14 7-Irondequoit 8 9
10 11-Mendon 12 13-Pittsford 14-Perinton 15 16
17-LDs 24, 26, 27, 28 18-Rochester City Council 19-Webster 20 21-Brighton 22 23-Early Voting
23-Early Voting 25-Early 26-Early Voting 27-Early Voting 28-Early Voting 29-Early Voting 30-Early Voting

 

Our own YouTube channel

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area proudly announces that we have our own YouTube channel where you can view our past forums. Each of our candidate debates will be posted there soon after it occurs.

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