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Republicans Sweep Amherst Town Offices

By WBFO News

Amherst, NY – It was a clean sweep for Republicans in the Town of Amherst in yesterday's election. Republican Barry Weinstein defeated Democrat Alice Kryzan for Town Supervisor. Weinstein will succeed Satish Mohan, who declined to seek re-election after one term in office.

All three Republican town board candidates also won -- Barbara Nuchereno, Richard "Jay" Anderson and Steven Sanders. Weinstein says it's a board he can work with.

For Kryzan, it was her second loss in as many years. She waged an unsuccessful campaign against Congressman Chris Lee last year. Kryzan says she'll take some time before deciding what to do next.

Tuesday's results brought an abrupt halt to one long-time Amherst politician. Democratic town board member Dan Ward lost his re-election bid. Besides serving as a board member, Ward is a former town supervisor and county legislator.