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The Sun election 2013 coverage: Evans

Jeanne Spoth-Macko
Jeanne Spoth-Macko
Evans Town Board

Jeanne Spoth-Macko is running for election to the Evans Town Board.

She graduated from Lake Shore Central High School and has been a member of the Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Company since 1991. During the past 22 years, she has served as an emergency medical technician, treasurer and recording secretary within the company.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Canisius College in 1998. She continues to work in her family's businesses, Evans Emergency Equipment dba – Lake Erie Diving Center; Spoth Enterprises and Lake Erie Towing & Salvage.

While serving as the fire department's treasurer for 19 years, she was responsible for creating and monitoring budgets and grant administration, was the insurance liaison and paid bills and assisted with the department’s daily functions. She worked with town boards to devise fire budgets and helped have “age discrimination” regulations stricken from the retirement program.

Spoth-Macko played a role in saving taxpayers $558,000 by executing the FEMA grant the Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Company received on behalf of Evans Fire Control, to update the communications system for fire and police dispatch services.

She said that, if elected, she will devote her time to being present at all meetings and work sessions of the town board. She said she will be available daily to Evans residents and is willing to attend conferences and seminars at no expense to the town, to bring new ideas and revenues to Evans.

She said she is “dedicated to open and transparent government and to ensuring a business-friendly atmosphere throughout the town.”

Spoth-Macko has been endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties.

Dennis Feldmann
Evans Town Board

Dennis Feldmann has been endorsed for the Evans Town Board by the Democratic and Conservative parties.

Lynn Krajacic
Lynn Krajacic
Evans Town Clerk

Lynn Krajacic is running unopposed for Evans town clerk. She has the backing of the Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families and Republican parties. She is an Evans native and graduated from Lake Shore Central School in 1984.

Krajacic has served in the town hall for 23 years. She started in 1990 as a part-time clerk in the tax department, where she processed water bills, property and school taxes. She was promoted to deputy receiver of taxes in 1998. She was then appointed deputy town clerk, where she has managed the office’s finances, reconciled and reported for various accounts, ensured up-to-date property tax information and issued town licenses for individuals and businesses.

She said that she is proud of her work in getting tax information and online tax payments onto the town of Evans website. She is the only local certified passport acceptance agent and has assisted in the Passport Acceptance Facility inspection by the federal government.

She was involved in the Evangola Children’s Fund, chaired the Miss Town of Evans Pageant and served as president of the Lake Shore Senior High Band Boosters. She cochaired the town of Evans Adopt-A-Family program.

Krajacic said that she intends to make customer service her No. 1 priority and to live up to the confidence that the residents of the town have shown, in her first race for elective office.

Timothy Cooper
Evans Town Justice

Timothy Cooper has been endorsed for Evans town justice by the Democratic, Republican and Conservative parties.

Edward Michalski
Edward Michalski
Evans Highway Superintendent

Edward Michalski is running for a sixth term as highway superintendent in the town of Evans.

He said that he takes pride in the fact that he has “never exceeded or overspent the department’s budgeted appropriations, during his 24-year tenure, despite increasing costs of materials and equipment.”

Michalski has overseen several drainage projects, coordinated a fuel management system for accountability purposes, applied for Consolidated Highway Improvement funds, filed for FEMA reimbursements for storm-related emergencies and shared services with other municipalities.

Born and raised in Hamburg, he graduated from St. Mary of the Lake and Frontier Central schools and attended the Community College of the Finger Lakes, where he received an associate degree in science. He attended SUC at Brockport and earned a bachelor’s degree in science and a certification to teach.

He served in the United States Air Force and worked at Bethlehem Steel as a millwright for 10 years. He was a member of United Steelworkers Local 2603. He went into the construction business for 11 years until 1989, when he was elected superintendent of highways in Evans.

He has been married to his wife Nancy for 43 years and has been living in Evans since 1975. The couple has four children and 11 grandchildren.

Michalski has been a member of the North Evans Volunteer Fire Company for 37 years. He was the fire commissioner of the North Evans Fire District for 15 years.

The Evans highway superintendent said that his decision to seek re-election is based on his continued enthusiasm for the position, especially for the challenges of the newly-created department of public works.

His stated goals are to continue to improve and maintain 70 centerline miles of roads; to continue to organize the town’s department of public works for cost effectiveness and to work with board members and departments to improve programs and services.

He is endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

Dominic Calandra
Evans Highway Superintendent

Dominic Calandra has been endorsed for Evans highway superintendent by the Democratic Party.


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