Two candidates are running for one Chili Town Justice spot.

Two candidates are running for one Chili Town Justice spot.

Here’s more about each candidate (in alphabetic order):

Name: Dan Melville
Party line: Democratic
Current residence: Chili
Age: 60
Family: Wife, Eileen
Occupation: Has served as president and CEO of Advantage USA Properties since 2005
Organizations/affiliations:
Member Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors and Unity Lodge No. 986; was elected to the Gates Chili Board of Education in 1992, from 1985 to 1992 was a member of the Chili Zoning Board of Appeals and from 1989 to 1991, served as Chairman of the Chili Zoning Board, served on the Chili Corridor Study Committee, served on the Chili Master Plan Committee

Why are you running for town justice?
The reason I am running is because of my love for this country, law enforcement and the judicial system. I am a big supporter of law enforcement and believe when a judge applies the law in a manner that protects the victims he is also protecting all of society. A judge needs
to be firm but fair.

Name: Patrick Pietropaoli
Party lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence
Current residence: Chili
Age: 73
Family: Married and has five grown children
Occupation: Chili Town Justice for the past 28 years, practicing attorney, acting Riga Town Court Judge, has also been acting Greece Town Justice, Ogden Town Justice and City Court Judge
Organizations/affiliations:
Member of St. Pius X Parish, past president of the Monroe County Magistrates Association and member of the New York State Magistrates Association

Why are you running for town justice?
Because I enjoy what I’m doing. When they’re looking for someone to be justice in town, somebody with law experience is going to be a better choice than some one with no law experience.