Tonawanda News

April 30, 2013

Kenmore residents announce election bids

By Jessica Bagley
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Another Kenmore resident, Katie Burd, has announced that she will vie for a village trustee position in this fall’s race, according to a statement released Monday. 

Burd graduated from Kenmore West and has lived in Kenmore for 13 years with her husband, Kevin, and three children. 

“I fell in love with Kenmore because of the people and the character of the community. I believe the fabric of the community is strengthened when we know one another, and when we work together, we keep our neighborhoods strong and vibrant,” Burd said.

Burd said she will seek the Democratic and Working Families Party endorsement this fall. In her statement, she stressed her experience as a volunteer coordinator of the Kenmore Farmer’s Market for four years and her work to keep the Kenmore Library open.

Burd is currently serving as the co-president of Lindbergh Elementary Parent Teacher Association and is also an alternate member of the Kenmore Zoning Board. 

The Ken-Ton Republican Committee previously endorsed another newcomer, Leonard Rollo, 19, to challenge the Democrats for one of two seats that are up for election this fall. 

“When elected, I plan to work very closely with the residents and businesses of the village to show the community I’m here for the people, and allow residents to have a village government that truly cares about their well being,” Rollo, a recent Kenmore West graduate, said. 

Democratic incumbent Paul Catalano, who has served on the board for five years, will defend his seat, while Republican incumbent Salvatore Muscarella has told the local GOP Chair Mark Tramont he is planning to retire.

Muscarella has been on the board for 20 years, according to Tramont. 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150