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Four vie for two Lysander seats

In theory, consolidation offers the potential savings of economies of scale, and reduction in overlapping services. However, consolidation is a long and involved endeavor that cannot be undertaken without careful investigation and input from the communities affected.

Why should voters elect you?

I bring a fresh perspective to the town council. I have both the qualifications and the integrity to serve the community well.

Name: John Krisanda (Jack)

Address: 3313 Tuccamore Circle, Baldwinsville

Age: 45

Political affiliation: Republican

Professional experience: Real Estate Manager for Tim Hortons USA

Political experience: Member of the Lysander Republican Committee since 1993; former member of the Radisson long-range planning committee; former member of the town of Lysander planning board; former chairman of the town of Lysander planning board

Community involvement: Active as a Little League baseball coach for six years.

Family: Wife, Elizabeth Krisanda for 21 years and two sons, John (Doug), 16, and William, 14.

Why are you running for office?

I have spent my entire adult life serving my country and local community in some fashion. Whether it was as an Army officer or as the planning board chairman, I believe we have an obligation to help build and guide our own community.

My grandparents came to the United States in 1921 from Czechoslovakia. Their goal was to realize the "American Dream" and make a better life for their children and their children's families. My uneducated grandfather did this by working as a coal miner in the mines around Scranton, PA. My father, one of 13 siblings, graduated high school and sacrificed so that I was one of the first in the Krisanda family to earn a college degree. Because I have benefited from such hard work and sacrifice, I believe I have an obligation to ensure that opportunities are available not only for my children and my children's children, but for all families in our community and in this nation.

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