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September 11, 2019 - 12:16pm

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Nick Russo is incredibly excited to be running for City Council in Ward 3 and represent the great City of Batavia that he calls home.

Russo, a graduate of Albion High School, went to Genesee Community College and spent a great deal of time in Batavia and fell in love with the city and knew it was where he wanted to settle down. 

Russo has spent his entire career working in the entertainment industry, including being a DJ and working with theater companies all over Western New York. For the last couple of years he has served on the Youth Board and loved helping to create new opportunities to better serve the children who will be the future of our community.

Sammy DiSalvo (inset photo left) is running in Ward 5, has been involved with local politics for the past three years and currently serves as the president of the Genesee County Young Democrats and as a voting member on the Genesee County Democratic Executive Committee. 

After graduating from Batavia High School, he obtained a master’s degree in Education from SUNY Oswego and currently works at GCC helping local area low-income, first-generation college students discover their life’s passion and then apply for college.

DiSalvo also co-owns a pop-up business in Batavia called Decks, Dice, and Meeples where he brings family-friendly game nights to various coffee shops, libraries, and bars. He is intertwined with Batavia’s citizens and the larger city, and wants to see it be the best.

Both candidates look forward meeting voters from all over the City of Batavia on the campaign trail in the coming months. 

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