Ferrara, Porretta will not seek second term; Lazzaro doesn’t get committee support in Seneca Falls

Republicans have endorsed their candidates in Seneca Falls.

Mike Ferrara, a former principal in the Waterloo school district, will pursue the Republican nomination for Town Supervisor. Incumbent Republican Greg Lazzaro was nominated, but didn’t receive a second to be voted on within the committee.

Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara decided against pursuing a second term, despite receiving a nomination by the committee. Town Republican Chairperson Christina Lotz said he wanted to spend more time with his family.

For the two Town Board seats that are up this year – the committee nominated Dawn Dyson for one, but failed to choose a second. Incumbent Vic Porretta will not seek another term.

Lotz says the party will continue searching for interested parties to fill the vacant spot on the Republican side.

In a surprising turn of events, longtime Republican Town Clerk Nicoletta Greer was defeated by Teresa Simone Bradley for the party nod. She told the Finger Lakes Times that she was ‘very disappointed’ in the party for not supporting her – after years of support to the committee.

For the two county supervisor seats – incumbents Paul Kronenwetter and Ralph Lott were endorsed without opposition.

Petitioning will begin on Tuesday. Any registered Republican can force a primary by securing the necessary signatures between February 26th and April 1st.