Name: Neil R. Seaman
Address: 3332 Baseline Road.
Family: He and his wife Fran, have three sons, Jon, 11; Michael, 10, and Matthew, 8, all students at Huth Road Elementary School.
Occupation: Employed at the Command Post for the Air National Guard in Niagara Falls.
Reason for Seeking
Election: I love living on Grand Island, and am interested in becoming involved in education. Having three
boys in the schools and seeing the future of school budgets, I would like to do
something to help out for the future.”
Name: David Goris
Address: 1745 Fix Road
Family: He and his wife, Sally, have three children: Melissa, 20, a student at Fredonia; Stephanie, 19, who attends Penn State; and Robert, 16, a student at Grand Island High School.
Occupation: Production Planning manager at Sorrento Lactalis.
Experience: Completing first three-year term; currently board vice president.
Reasons for seeking
board seat: “I believe in public education and consider it a privilege to
represent the people of Grand Island as a member of the School Board. This is a
way to return the benefits of my early education by the Grand Island School
District (Class 1972) as well as my business background in making sound
decisions for the continuous improvement to our programs ultimately leading to a
solid education for our children. We face challenging times and need leadership
in many areas. I am willing to take a position sometimes not popular if I
believe it moves us toward the goal of the best education possible given the
circumstances. Attending the commencement ceremony at the end of the school year
and seeing the result of being willing to take the risks and sacrifice time for
this most important aspect of our children’s development is what motivates me
to be a member of the school board. We help build the foundation for the future
leaders of the world.”
Name: Dr. Richard McCowan.
Address: 2466 West Oakfield Road
Family: Three daughters, Maura Rustowicz, Molly Zogaria, and Sheila Donovan, all Grand Island graduates; and eight grandchildren, seven of whom live on Grand Island.
Occupation: Professor emertis at Buffalo State College and director of research and evaluation for the Center for Development of Human Services.
Experience: Seeking 5th term as a trustee. Previously served six years as board president, two years as vice president
Reason for Seeking Re-Election: “I have a lifelong interest in education, and a strong commitment because five of my grandchildren are students in the Grand Island School District.”Name: Francis DelSignore.