The official candidates for Town of Lyons mayor and trustees are now confirmed. On Monday, January 27, Lyons Town Clerk Dolores Vasquez verified two candidates competing for the mayoral seat, and eight candidates competing for six trustee seats on the April 7 regular mail ballot election.The winners of that election will be sworn in at the April 20 town board meeting to each serve a two-year term of office.
The mayor and the board set policies for operating the Town of Lyons government. According to the Town of Lyons website, Lyons has a “council-manager” form of government, with six trustees and one mayor elected by Town of Lyons voters. The implementing and managing of Town of Lyons government policies is done by the town administrator, a paid position, appointed by the Lyons Board of Trustees. The current town administrator is Victoria Simonsen.
Prospective candidates for mayor and trustee were required to return nomination petitions with at least ten signatures from registered voters who live in the town limits of Lyons. Vasquez said on Monday evening that all nomination petitions were confirmed.
The candidates for the Town of Lyons mayor seat are Jocelyn Farrell (a current trustee) and Nicholas Angelo (a former mayor).
The eight candidates competing for the six seats on the Town of Lyons Board of Trustees are (in alphabetical order by last name): Yelena Brachman Hughes (a current member of the Parks & Recreation Commission), Robert Brakenridge, Mark Browning (a current trustee), Greg Lowell (a current member of the Ecology Advisory Board), Michael Karavas (a current trustee), Wendy Miller (a current trustee), Hollie Rogin (a current member of the Planning & Community Development Commission), and Kenyon Waugh.
February 3 is the last day to file a write-in candidate affidavit, and February 4 is the last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election.
As part of the April 7 regular mail ballot election, the ballot will ask voters to consider candidates for the six trustee seats and the one mayoral seat on the Lyons Board of Trustees. The designated polling place will be Lyons Town Hall, 432 Fifth Avenue, with voting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.