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Four candidates to vie for three Jordan-Elbridge school board spots

Jordan-Elbridge voters will hit the polls from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday May 17 to vote on five propositions, including the 2011-12 budget, and elect three new school board members. The terms of school board president Mary Alley and board members Jeanne Pieklik and Diana Foote are up this spring, and all three have all chosen not to run for reelection.

A public hearing for the budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday May 10 at Ramsdell Middle School. The May 17 budget vote will take place at the high school.

Here are the four candidates that will vie for spots on the school board. (Bios and photos courtesy of JECSD).

Lynette Zelias

Lynnette, her husband Robert and three children (Justin, Samuel and Alexander) are residents within the Jordan-Elbridge School District.

Lynnette is currently employed with Lyons National Bank as the Commercial Loan Operations Supervisor. Prior to working for LNB, she was employed with Cayuga Bank and grew up working with her family operating a restaurant. Lynnette and her husband also operate a small farm and produce both horticultural and agricultural commodities. Lynnette is a den leader for the Jordan Cub Scout Pack 102. She is also the Secretary of the Greater Jordan-Elbridge Chamber of Commerce and volunteers in as many community activities as possible.

Lynnette is interested in applying her personal business experience, 15 years of banking experience and valuable common sense to aid in the process of providing a quality education to all the children within the district.

"Our district is experiencing a variety of challenges," she said. "I believe it is our job as community members or parents to gather information and provide intelligent, proactive input to our student body to ensure all children's education is not compromised."

Lynnette said she is a very honest, trustworthy person with a great level of integrity.

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