Elections

Village of Allegany to Hold Election on Tuesday

Kelly Granger Credits: Village of Allegany www.allegany.org
Jerry L. Cummins Sr. Credits: Village of Allegany www.allegany.org
Lance R. Brennan Credits: Village of Allegany www.allegany.org

ALLEGANY, NY – Village elections are Tuesday, and on the ballot are two open positions for Village Board of Trustees and one for village justice. All are four-year terms, and all three candidates running are incumbents endorsed by both the Republican and Democrat parties.

Seeking re-election as trustees are Kelly Granger and Jerry L. Cummins Sr. On the ballot for village justice is incumbent Lance R. Brennan. 

Granger has served on the board for a year, filling in for former trustee John Davis; she also is the deputy mayor for the village. Her professional work experience includes employment as a registered nurse in a long-term care facility.

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Granger’s accomplishments on the board include improving the relationship between the St. Bonaventure community and Allegany and encouraging the Rally in the Valley event. She also cites as major accomplishments during her time on the board improving the work environment of Allegany police officers, enforcing village code and beautifying the Allegany landscape with trees and flowers

Granger has set goals for her four-year term. Foremost among them is pursuing the annexation of land for place sewer and water lines on Seventh Street to ensure that a new assisted living facility, Field of Dreams, will have access to village water. She plans to continue to work closely with the village police department and to bring about better continuity within the department. Recently, she noted, the department received a grant that will fund bulletproof vests and, possibly, tasers. 

Granger is optimistic about the future of Allegany. “We’re trying to encourage businesses to come to Allegany. I can see a really bright future for Allegany, and it’s very long overdue,” she said.

Cummins has been a board member for four years. His professional experience includes being a New York State paramedic for 30 years and owning J & D Scuba Shop at 42 E. Union St., Allegany.

Cummins states that his accomplishments on the board are not solely his own but that of a team. He was involved in improving village finances while cutting costs in an effort to decrease the village tax base. Cummins hopes to continue the efforts made by the board to maintain the projects started this year, which include the new assisted living facility and improving water and sewage infrastructure.

Elections will be held at the Village of Allegany Municipal Building, 106 E. Main St., from noon until 9 p.m.  

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