The Henrietta Republican Committee endorsed two candidates to fill positions on the town board.  Monroe County Legislator, John Howland, representing the 13th Legislative District, John Howlandwhich encompasses a majority of the town of Henrietta, is seeking one of two seats.

Howland has been a Henrietta resident for more than 40 years and a devoted public servant for over 34 years. In addition to serving as a member of the Monroe County Legislature, his vast career includes serving as Henrietta highway superintendent, a member of the Henrietta Town Council, deputy town supervisor, operations manager for the city of Rochester and director of the Monroe County Airport Authority Board. As a Monroe County legislator, Howland served as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Public Safety Committee. He is currently seated as chairman of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee and is also a member of the Environment and Economic Development Committee.

“If elected to the town board, it would be my honor to, once again, have the opportunity to serve the residents of Henrietta,” said Howland. “My professional background provides me with the experience to be an effective and dedicated member of the board.”

Howland also stated that he would look forward to having another opportunity to work with Jack Moore.

“I am very impressed with what Jack has accomplished over the past three and a half years,” stressed Howland. “If elected to the town board, I would look forward to continuing to work with Jack and the rest of the board members to serve the residents and the town that I love.”

Seeking the second town board seat is Kristine Demo-Vazquez. Demo-Vazquez is an accomplished attorney who was born and raised in Kristine Demo-VazquezHenrietta. She graduated with a law degree from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon returning home to Henrietta, Demo-Vasquez served our community as an AmeriCorps attorney at the Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation. In 2005, she founded the Law Offices of Kristine M. Demo-Vazquez, P.C. and continues to enhance the quality of life in our community as trustee and founding member of His Way House, Inc.

“I have had the privilege of growing up, establishing a business, and raising my children in a town that truly embodies our state’s motto—Ever Upward (Excelsior State),” remarked Demo-Vazquez.

Although Demo-Vazquez has never served as an elected official, she is confident that her experience, as well as her dedication to the betterment of our community, will lend to the enhancement of Henrietta’s quality of life.

“Effective policy continues to have a positive impact on our town,” stated Demo-Vazquez. “I bring a diverse perspective to the town board and look forward to interacting with the residents of Henrietta, as well as working closely with the town supervisor and fellow board members.”

In June, members of the Henrietta Republican Committee will be contacting registered Republican residents to ask for signatures to confirm the Republican Committee’s designations.