Independent Living of the Genesee Region hosting “Meet the Candidates” Day

Written by on October 19, 2019

Press Release:

Citizens with disabilities in the Genesee Region can question candidates in the November election on their own turf

Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR) is holding a FREE “Meet the Candidates” Day to enable local residents with disabilities — or anyone from the community — to hear and discuss issues with some on the ballot in the November General Election. Our Chief Policy Officer Todd Vaarwerk points out that those who achieve local positions now may be the State and National leaders of tomorrow! So, whatever your political views, this is your year to get involved!

The event is to take place on Tuesday October 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, in ILGR’s Main Office in the Crickler Executive Business Center, 319 West Main Street, (the former Pepsi-Cola Batavia Bottling Company building) in Batavia, in the Douglas J. Usiak Multipurpose Room. To date, we have confirmations from Batavia City Court Judge candidates Durin B. Rogers (R C I) and Benjamin J. Bonarigo (D WOR GRE); and Batavia City Council Ward 3, Deborah Kerr Rosenbeck (LBT). We have also invited those who are not running unopposed in the following positions, although not all will attend: Genesee County Legislators District 8; Batavia City Council Wards 3 and 5; various local positions: Alexander Town Clerk; Bergen Town Clerk; Bethany Town Council; Byron Town Supervisor and Town Council; Darien Town Supervisor, Town Justice and Town Council; Pavilion Highway Superintendent; and Pembroke Town Justice. They will address their constituents and take questions.

The party abbreviations (in alphabetical order): C – Conservative, D – Democrat, GRE – Green, I – Independence, LIB – Libertarian, R – Republican, WOR – Working Families.

If an attendee wishes to be familiar with the “hot” disability issues, sheets of suggested questions will be provided; but participants are encouraged to ask about public concerns that are close to them. The building is fully disability accessible.

To RSVP or get additional information call Donna at (585) 815-8501, extension 411.


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