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.
Address: 2500 East River Road
Family: He and his wife, Maria, have four children: Frank Jr. of Grand Island, David of Las Vegas, Marla of Belfast, Ireland and Michael, of Williamsville, all of whom graduated from Grand Island High School.
Occupation: Retired from the Niagara Falls School District.
Experience: Completing second three-year term
Reason for Seeking Re-election: “The education system allowed my family and me to have a good life for 33 years, and I want to continue to give some back to the community.”