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Posted: October 30th, 2013

Endorsement season continues.

John F. Evans, the Republican candidate for Erie City Council,  has been endorsed by the Erie firefighters union and the Erie Fraternal Order of Police in Tuesday’s municipal election. Evans is one of five candidates seeking a seat on council.

John Evans/ETN photo

John Evans/ETN photo

The others are incumbents Dave Brennan, Curtis Jones Jr., and Jim Winarski, plus Erie City Controller Casimir J. Kwitowski.

Six Democratic colleagues on council appointed Evans to replace Joe Schember after he resigned in 2012.

“I am extremely gratified to be endorsed by the city’s two public safety unions,” Evans said in a statement. “These men and women do an excellent job of protecting all those who live, work and visit our city and it is important that we continue to support their efforts.”

Meanwhile, Lisa Austin, the write-in Democratic candidate for Erie County Council’s 2nd District, has gained the endorsement of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties. APSCUF represents 6,000 professors and coaches at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, including Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Austin/ETN file photo

Lisa Austin/ETN file photo

Austin is a tenured sculpture professor at Edinboro.

She is running against Democratic nominee Andre Horton and Republican nominee Ned Smith.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: October 15th, 2013

The Erie branch of the NAACP will hold a candidate’s forum tonight.

The event will be held at the Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

According to the Jefferson Society, among those scheduled to attend are Erie County executive candidates Kathy Dahlkemper and Don Tucci; Erie City Council candidates Dave Brennan, John Evans and Curtis Jones Jr.; 2nd District County Council candidates Andre Horton and Ned Smith; Erie County judge candidate Bob Sambroak; and Erie School Board candidate Angela Euell-McNair.

The event is free and open to the public.

The forum will be moderated by WJET-TV reporters Danielle Woods and Mike Holden.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: September 24th, 2013

Erie City Councilman Dave Brennan will host a “campaign kickoff for the general election” this evening.

City Councilman Dave Brennan/ETN file photo

City Councilman Dave Brennan/ETN file photo

The event, open to the public, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Polish Falcons club, 431 E. Third St. Refreshments will be provided.

Brennan, an architect and urban planner, is one of five candidates seeking four seats on council in the Nov. 5 election.

The other candidates are council members Curtis Jones Jr., Jim Winarski, John Evans and Casimir Kwitowski, the current city controller. All are Democrats except for Evans, a Republican.

– John Guerriero

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