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Mike Ferrara and Frank Schmitter expected to face off in primary for town supervisor

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It looks like there will be a primary for town supervisor in Seneca Falls.

Incumbent Mike Ferrara is expected to be challenged by Frank Schmitter, a retired state trooper who now works as an investigator with the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office.

Ferrara is in the process of completing his first four-year term.


Schmitter announced his candidacy in a mailing to Republicans stating that he plans to focus on lowering taxes, attracting businesses, and ensuring that the Cayuga Nation pays for town services rendered. He also promised to maintain a safe community and bring common sense to local government while being willing to work with people to resolve problems.

Schmitter has lived in the town for 35 years, is married, and has three children and eight grandchildren. He resides on Noble Road.

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Candidates seeking to run in the primary must submit party petitions to the Board of Elections from April 3-6, and the primary election will be held on June 27. Meanwhile, the town Democrats will select their candidates at party caucuses in July.