Zeplowitz Wins Amherst Town Clerk Race

Nov. 7, 2018
Democrat Francina Spoth and Republican Jeffery Zeplowitz squared off in the race for Amherst town clerk. (Submitted photos)
Democrat Francina Spoth and Republican Jeffery Zeplowitz squared off in the race for Amherst town clerk.

Republican candidate Jeffery Zeplowitz soundly defeated Democrat Francina J. Spoth, who ran solely on the Conservative line, in the race for Amherst town clerk Tuesday.

Spoth and Zeplowitz squared off in an unplanned contest after Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger stepped down in September for a job with the University at Buffalo. Zeplowitz was polling nearly twice as many votes as Spoth, with the majority of votes still to be counted Tuesday night.

The town clerk’s office collects taxes, grants marriage licenses and responds to requests for public information, among other duties. Both candidates touted their qualifications for the position.

Democrats nominated Spoth, 55, a Town Board member and deputy supervisor who previously served on the Williamsville School Board.
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