Two long-time residents of Westfield with extensive community service have been nominated for Village Trustee at the Westfield Republican Caucus held on January 26th. Alan Holbrook and Dennis Lutes will appear on the Republican line for Trustee at the March 21, 2017 Village of Westfield election.
Alan Holbrook will be seeking his second term as a trustee for the Village of Westfield. Holbrook is a lifelong resident of Westfield. He is a graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School and the State University of New York at Fredonia. Holbrook was the Business Administrator for the Westfield Academy and Central School for the past 30 years. Holbrook has been an active member of the Fire Department of Westfield for the past 41 years. He is currently treasurer of the Hook and Ladder Company. Holbrook is an active member of the Westfield Exempt Firemen's Association where he was recently elected to his second term as President. Holbrook has served as a member of the YWCA Board of Trustees for the past 13 years, and has been a member of the Westfield Development Corporation for the past 18 years, where he has previously served as secretary and currently as treasurer. Holbrook has previously served on the Westfield Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and Hospital Foundation Board. Holbrook is a former member of the Youth Recreation Department Commission, and has previously served as a coach, official, and board member for Little League softball, Babe Ruth baseball, and Babe Ruth softball. Holbrook founded the girl's division of Westfield Recreation Department Youth basketball and directed the program for 10 years. Holbrook is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church Altar Guild. Holbrook is a registered Republican.
Dennis Lutes is a long-time resident of the Village of Westfield where he lives on Grove Street with his wife Sandy. Lutes enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962, and is a Vietnam War Veteran. Lutes earned an Associate of Arts degree from Southwestern Michigan College, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University. Lutes entered the Oil and Gas energy field, a career which has spanned nearly 30 years. During this time Lutes has worked for many domestic and international companies in management, administration, permits, environmental oversight and compliance, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulatory rules and regulations and New York State Administrative Law hearing areas. In 1993, Lutes and his family purchased the Westfield Main Diner which they operated for 13 years. Lutes is a past member, board member, and President of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club. Lutes is also a past member, board member, and President of the Westfield-Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, as well as a past member and board member of the Westfield Development Corporation. Lutes and his wife have been long time supporters and volunteers for the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue in Westfield. Lutes is a registered Republican. This is the first-time Lutes will be seeking public office.
During the next two months until the March 21st election, Holbrook and Lutes will be going throughout the Village introducing themselves and discussing their goals as Village trustee. All registered voters in Westfield are encouraged to vote on March 21st at Eason Hall.
If you will be out of town on the day of the election and cannot come to the polls, you are encouraged to go to the Chautauqua County Board of Elections website (votechautauqua.com), and download an absentee ballot application. Complete the form and mail it to the Board of Elections at the address on the bottom of the application. The Board of Elections will then mail you an absentee ballot. If you do not have access to a computer, or are unable to print the absentee ballot application, you can call the Board of Elections at 753-4580 and they will mail you an application.