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Village elections coming up in Waterloo: New faces a certainty for village board

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Four candidates, two Democrats and two Republicans, are competing for two seats on the five-member Waterloo Village Board, with each seat carrying a four-year term.

Village elections are scheduled for March 21 at the community center.

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The current terms for Democrat Lee Boise and Republican Les Marquart are set to expire on April 30. Boise is running for reelection, while Marquart, who was elected Seneca County treasurer in 2021, is not seeking another term. Presently, Republicans hold a 3-2 majority on the board.

First-time candidate Larry Warfel, a member of the village Zoning Board of Appeals, joins Boise on the Democratic ticket.


On the Republican side, Patricia Bartran, who previously ran in 2021, and newcomer Andrew Trahms are vying for the open seats. Both Bartran and Trahms also appear on the Conservative Party line.

In addition, current trustee Gina Suffredini is running for mayor. If she is elected, her seat will be left vacant, which could be filled by appointment or left open until the 2024 village elections.

Republican Walter Bennett is also running for mayor.

There are 2,843 registered voters in the village.