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Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
11 am - 7:45 pm
Geneva Public Library
Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Voter Registration Event. Every Vote Counts on Election Day - Every Donor Counts Every Day

The LWV of Geneva, New York are hosting a voter registration event to coincide with National Voter Registration Day. Those already registered to vote may pick up LWV Literature including Facts For Voters + Part I and Facts for Voters Part II containing information on the 3 Ballot Proposals before voters on November 7. Volunteers will also provide Organ Donor Enrollment information and registration, which is a way to give someone life at the time of your death. Spanish language voter registration forms and First Vote Guides will also be available along with voting information for college students and the voting rights of individuals with criminal convictions. An electronic Voter Guide is available at

Information on League membership will be available.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Finger Lakes Community College
Geneva Center Conference Room
LWV of Geneva Meet and Greet. Learn how the League of Women Voters keeps our democracy great and how you can get involved! Wine and refreshments will be served.
Monday, October 23, 2017
6-8 pm
Geneva Public Library
244 North Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Geneva, a non-partisan organization, will hold a Candidates Forum for the three Ontario County Board seats on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Geneva Public Library.

Each candidate will have an opportunity to make an opening statement, answer a few questions posed by the League moderator, and make a closing statement. In order for a candidate to participate, the opposing candidate must also participate. These are the League's rules to insure a fair and equitable forum.

The LWV provides voter services including educational forums and information to the general public for the purpose of encouraging civic engagement and an informed electorate.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
5-8 pm
NYS Museum
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
Votes for Women:Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial. A reception celebrating an exhibition organized by the New York State Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State.Proceeds benefit the education programs of the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Fund and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. Purchase tickets at

Ontario County Board of Supervisor Candidates

  • District 1 (Wards 1 and 2): Frank Gaglianese III and Dom Vedora

Frank Gaglianese, a project manager for Nardozzi Paving and Construction, is a graduate of Geneva High School, Corning Community College and Simmons Institute of Funeral Services in Syracuse. He and his wife, Raelynn, have two children.

Dom Vedora, a lifelong Geneva resident and retired union bricklayer and self-employed contractor, has lived in Ward 2 for 40 years. He and his wife, Kathryn, have four grown sons, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

  • District 2 (Wards 3 and 4) David D'Amico and Lou Guard

David D'Amico is vice president and co-owner of D'Amico Plumbing & Heating, a family company he has been involved with since 1972. A Waterloo High School graduate, he has an associate degree in mechanical engineering/air conditioning technology from Alfred State College and has been a member of Local 13 Plumbers & Pipefitters in Rochester for 28 years.

Lou Guard, a Geneva High School and Hobart College graduate, earned his law degree from Cornell Law School and served as chief of staff and counsel to former HWS President Mark Gearan. He is now vice-president and general counsel for Colleges President Greg Vincent.

  • District 3 (Wards 5 and 6) Greg Bendzlowicz and Tamarie Cataldo

Greg Bendzlowicz, a retired Geneva Police Department detective, is a 26-year resident of Geneva. He and his wife, Colleen Hilliard Bendzlowicz, have four daughters. He was first elected to the board in 2013 and is vice-chairman of the board's public safety and insurance committees and chairman of the government operations committee. With the Geneva PD, he went up through the ranks as a patrolman, detective and lieutenant in charge of the detective division; Bendzlowicz currently works part-time for the Waterloo Police Department.

Tamarie Cataldo has lived in Geneva for five years after moving from Canandaigua, where she lived for 13 years. She lives on Lewis Street with her 16-year-old twins, Calvin and Lona, and is employed at Port's Café. She has a degree in horticulture from Finger Lakes Community College and is an active member of the Foundry Action Committee. She also is a facilitator of The Speakeasy Society, a poetry group in Geneva.

Special thanks to Mike Hibbard from the Finger Lakes Times for sharing candidate information. The election is Nov. 7.