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LIVONIA – Several Livingston County villages are currently voting to decide their local government leaders, but the pot has been most stirred today in Livonia, where a community member looking to consolidate services for the Town and the Village is challenging the previously unopposed mayor of 18 years as a last second write-in.
Cal Lathan, (I) incumbent mayor since 1996, is now being challenged on social media by surprise challenger Andy Mayo, who says he is so fed up with his efforts to consolidate Town and Village services that he is running as a write-in.
“We’re seeing big numbers, the biggest going back to about 1995,” said Town Supervisor Eric Gott at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday. “What was just a little while ago an uncontested race now has over 85 people voting since noon.”
In September 2014, a group of Livonia residents led by Mayo asked Mayor Lathan to do a study assessing the feasibility of potential consolidation of services between Town and Village. The mayor agreed, but assigned a committee of his own to look at the options, which Mayo says looks like an evasive tactic.
Stay tuned to the GeneseeSun.com as the results of these elections are released.
PHOTO CAPTION: Top – File image. Insert – Andy Mayo. (Photo/Andy Mayo)