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White, O’Connor vie for Waterloo mayoral nod in GOP primary Tuesday

The village’s 1,104 enrolled Republican voters will choose between Jack O’Connor and William White as the party’s candidate for mayor in Tuesday’s primary election.

The village’s Republican Committee endorsed White in December, even though he is an enrolled Conservative and chairman of the Seneca County Conservative Party. White submitted the required nominating petitions by the deadline.

O’Connor, a Village Board member from 2003 to 2007, has also filed petitions and will challenge White in Tuesday’s primary.

“I have the time, energy and the desire that is required to run a village. I am a lifelong resident of the village and served on the board as a trustee,” O’Connor said, noting he served as deputy mayor for two years. “Upon leaving the board, I stayed in touch with village activities by attending numerous board meetings, submitting many suggestions to the board.”

He is a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and lives on Keli Drive.

“I will work for the people and with the people to make our village a much better place to live,” O’Connor said.

White said he is seeking the Republican endorsement as a Conservative because they share many of the same ideas, locally, statewide and nationwide.

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