Tonawanda News — “I was born and raised in Tonawanda, and I see the potential of this city,” Juliano. “I believe some of our current council members don’t share those far-reaching views ... we have a lot of stale ideas, and we need someone new and fresh to bring families and businesses back to Tonawanda.”
But Boyle argued that he is “the only one that wants to get things moving” on the council.
In the Third Ward, Democrat Richard Slisz, who won the last election by just one vote, will again run for his council seat. A Republican challenger for the Third Ward has not been chosen, the chair of the City of Tonawanda Republican Committee, Christine Pilozzi, said.
The current Democratic Fourth Ward councilman, Tyler Kossow, will not run for a second term due to job obligations. Jenna Koch, another newcomer who works in human resources, is hoping to step in for him and has interviewed for the Democratic endorsement, Syposs announced.
Brian Jopp has won the Republican endorsement for the Fourth Ward race. He owns a local video productions business, Ghostline Entertainment, and is another newcomer.
“He is not a political person, but he is very involved in our community and is interested in taking part,” Christine Pilozzi said. Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150