Three Candidates Vying For Two Lakewood Board Positions

LAKEWOOD – Susan Drago and Joseph Troche will have competition next month in their attempt to be re-elected to the Lakewood Village Board.

The Chautauqua County Board of Elections commissioners, Brian Abram and Norm Green, said David DiSalvo will be the third candidate in the race for two open trustee positions.

The incumbents will be running on the Republican and Property Rights party tickets. DiSalvo will be on the Democratic and Taxpayer party tickets. The election will be Tuesday, March 19. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Busti-Lakewood Recreation Center, 9 W. Summit St.

In 2005, Troche was first elected as a trustee as a Democrat, and was endorsed by the Democratic party. In 2009, Troche changed his political affiliation to Republican, and received the village’s Republican Party endorsement. He was then re-elected to a four-year term.

Drago was appointed to the board in May 2011 to complete the unexpired trustee term of David Wordelmann, who was elected mayor in March 2011. Drago became the second woman to be a Lakewood trustee. After her appointment, Drago was elected to finish the last year on the unfinished term in March 2012.