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Contested Seats for our 2024 Candidate Designation Meeting
Thursday January 18, 6:30 PM
Perinton Community Center, Room 209


Monroe County Family Court
Maroun Ajaka
Tonia Ettinger
Ella Marshall
Rashondra Martin
David Siguenza
Maurice Verrillo

Monroe County Clerk
Jamie Romeo (incumbent)
Ann Lewis

Uncontested 2024 designations, with intent to run from incumbent:

U.S House of Representatives, NY 25
Congressman Joe Morelle

State Senato
r, District 55
Senator Samra Brouk

Member of NY Assembly, District 135
Assemblymember Jen Lunsford

Our 2023 Candidates

Our 2023 Candidates


County Legislator, LD 11

John Baynes

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John is currently our Monroe County Legislator for District 18, but as the district lines have been redrawn, his home will now be in District 11 where he is running unopposed.


Fairport Village Trustee

Emily Mischler

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Four years ago, I ran for Fairport Village Trustee with the hope of giving back to a community that has always been so good to me. I was elected to the first fully Democratic board in Fairport’s history! I'm running once again and while I am motivated by the same feelings of gratitude, I am also more aware of the challenges we face in our little village and know how important it is to have a variety of perspectives at the table.  

  • As a single, hard-working mother with aged parents, I will keep advocating for housing variety and affordability, as well as giving voice to the needs of seniors in our community.  

  • I’ve seen the challenges we face balancing historic preservation and growth and want to continue working to strike the right balance for Fairport.  

  • I’m proud to have supported the addition of composting to our village’s services and have loved passing the composting “way of life”, if you will, onto Chase. And there is more work to be done in this space. 

  • Lastly, I’d like to highlight the responsibility I feel local government has in helping create communities of acceptance, tolerance and kindness.  There is a need in our society to do better, is there not? 


I love this village and want to keep moving us forward–ensuring it continues to be a special and inclusive place to live and work.  


Perinton Town Judge

Gary Muldoon, Esq.

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An encounter with the law can significantly affect a person’s life – especially for the young. I view the role of a judge as resolving legal matters for people rather than as judging them. My goal is to make a difference in people’s lives and in our community.


It is important for a judge to be patient and respectful, and to treat all who come into court with dignity. It is also important to listen carefully to the evidence and to faithfully apply the law to further justice. A judge must always be mindful that for the litigants and the accused, as well as for the victims, being in court – whether for a civil or criminal matter – is an important matter.


County Legislator, LD 18

Lystra Bartholomew McCoy

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I am seeking election to the Monroe County Legislature because I believe in the importance of effective representation. My roots run deep in District 18, encompassing Perinton, NY, where I was born and raised. After graduating from Fairport High School in 1996, I earned a full women’s track and field scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. There, I specialized in the 100-meter hurdles and earned a degree in Kinesiology.

Upon completing my education at EKU, I embarked on an enriching journey. I spent several years in Lexington, KY, immersing myself in various pursuits. I would later move to Houston, Texas, for work and opportunity. I delved into diverse roles, including being an on-air personality for a Caribbean radio station, managing talent at a prominent nightclub, and initiating my healthcare career. Over the years, I married, became a mother to two wonderful daughters, earned an MBA, engaged in activism and volunteer work, and explored Houston’s culinary and shopping offerings.

Over the years, I recognized the need for a strong support network as my daughters grew. The challenges of single parenthood in a sprawling metropolis led me to make a life-changing decision. In August 2021, we returned to my hometown of Perinton, where we seamlessly reconnected with extended family and dear friends. Engaging fully in the community, I joined the Fairport Diversity Council, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Team, rowed with the Rochester Boat Club, and reveled in the local splendor.


Perinton Town Council

Mike Folino

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Fairport Trustee Mike Folino loves serving his community, and hopes to continue to do so, as a member of Perinton Town Council.  Mike is a Fairport High School graduate who has been involved with local government not only in his role as Village Trustee, but also having served on the Fairport Planning Board.  He's a member of the Perinton Historical Society, the Crescent Trail Association and is involved with the Fairport VFW.  Mike is a Plumbing Service Manager for a family-owned contracting company where he has received much praise regarding his commitment to service.

One of Mike's goals in local government is to foster improved, continuing coordination between the Village of Fairport and the Town of Perinton, streamlining overlapping services and departments.  Another goal involves pedestrian safety, connecting the town and village sidewalks along Turk Hill Road.

Mike loves this town, and would appreciate your support.


Village Trustee

Heidi Woika

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I’ve been a Fairport resident since 2009. After living and working in 6 different states and working as a Certified Athletic Trainer, my husband and I visited Fairport while I interviewed for a job and knew we were home. We easily fell in love with the schools, the village and our neighborhood. As Fairport continues to grow and evolve, focusing on accessibility, equity, safety and integrity are at the heart of all I want for Fairport.

I want to see a Fairport that continues to grow and thrive with local businesses, striving for increased sustainability and making our village accessible and safe for everyone, regardless of age or ability. We need affordable housing for families, young people and seniors. We can do all these things together and keep Fairport charming, friendly and welcoming for everyone.

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