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The Sun election 2013 coverage: Brant

Donald Clark
Donald Clark
Brant Town Supervisor

Donald Clark is an endorsed candidate of the Democratic and Working Families parties. He is currently a councilman on the Brant Town Board. In 2012, he was town deputy supervisor. He was a past chairman of the zoning board of appeals and also a volunteer fireman for the town.

He is a member of Holy Spirit Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. Clark is a graduate of Lake Shore High School and he received his associate’s degree from the State University of New York at Canton.

He has resided in the town of Brant for 26 years. He and his wife Marise raised four daughters in the local area. The family is active in both church organizations and the local government. Clark said that he would like to “ensure the wonderful quality of life” for all Brant residents.

As an operations manager, he said that he feels he has developed his perspective of leadership. “I sincerely believe my fundamental understanding of the goals of success can be applied in the administration of the town of Brant,” he said.

He said that he will listen to residents’ concerns and encourage the entire board to discuss, research and act collectively toward resolutions. He said that he plans to make decisions in a fiscally responsible manner.

Leonard Pero
Brant Town Supervisor

Leonard Pero has been endorsed for town of Brant supervisor by the Republican, Conservative and Independence/Taxpayer parties.

Mark DeCarlo
Brant Town Board

Mark DeCarlo is running for the councilman position in the town of Brant. He is an endorsed candidate of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance from Saint Bonaventure University. He is a father, husband and a 10-year small business owner. He was raised in Brant and still lives there with his family. “Low taxes, a responsive government and quality town services are all important to me,” he said.

His stated goals are also to ensure a safe community, support community groups, streamline government, stimulate business development and eliminate waste and inefficiency.

For more information about this candidate, call 570-2660, email or visit

Terry Caber
Brant Town Board

Terry Caber is running for town of Brant councilman. He has been endorsed by the Taxpayer – Brant party.

Caber graduated from Erie County Community College with his associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology.

He has lived in the town of Brant since 1973. He and his wife Dawn have his two sons, Terry Jr. and Tony.

He held the position of mayor of Farnham for 16 years and did not raise taxes. He wrote more than $2 million in grants that went toward waterline grants, recreation park grants, a new sidewalk grant and a new water tower grant.

He refinanced $250,000 of water bond debt to 0 percent interest, saving taxpayers more than $215,000 in interest payments.

Caber is a founding member of the Southtowns Community Enhancement Coalition, a past director of the Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce, a member of Saint Anthony’s Parish and is currently a technical manager at Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca.

He said that he is “dedicated to serving the residents and taxpayers with honesty and integrity.”

Jeffrey Gier
Brant Town Board

Jeffrey Gier is running for a third term as a board member for the town of Brant. He is married to his wife of 25 years, Terri. His two children, Nicholas, a senior at the University of Pittsburgh and Samantha, a junior at North Collins High School, will be the fourth generation of his family to live in Brant. He has been a plant superintendent at Gernatt Asphalt Products for 20 years.

He said he is proud of the accomplishments the board has made, during the past four years, and said he hopes to broaden the horizons for the town of Brant and its residents.

His stated goals are to help the agricultural and small businesses in the town, to maintain the rural charm the small town has and to keep the next generations of Brant’s youth in Brant. He said he “feels stopping the youth drain in Brant will ensure that Brant’s future will be as fruitful as it has been in the past.”

Gier said that he will strive to lower the taxes and to spend the taxpayer’s money efficiently and in ways that will benefit the entire community.

He has been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

Paulette Renaldo
Brant Town Board

Paulette Renaldo has been

endorsed for the Brant Town Board by the Democratic and Working Families parties.

Daniel Kujawinski
Brant Town Board

Daniel Kujawinski has been endorsed for the Brant Town Board by the Democratic and Working Families parties.

Clark Borngraber
Brant Town Justice

Clark Borngraber is running for Brant town justice.

He spent 25 years as a police officer and six years as a police chief. He is the former town assessor and currently a retired business owner.

He is a current town board member.

Borngraber is a member of the National Rifle Association and Holy Cross Lutheran Church, where he spent 25 years as property chairman.

He said that he is a strong defender of the United States Constitution.

Borngraber was asked by the Republican Party to run in place of the late Town Justice Peter Gugino. He has also been endorsed by the Conservative Party.

Debra Ritz
Brant Town Justice

Debra Ritz has been endorsed for Brant town justice by the Democratic, Working Families, Independence and Green parties.

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