Election Night Spaghetti Dinner - Join the Sweden Republican Committee for an Election Night Spaghetti Dinner, Tuesday, November 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Brockport Area Vets Club, West Avenue. $5/child under 10; $8/adult; $25/family max
Tickets at the door - View the flyer


Sweden Republicans help mark Veterans’ graves - On May 23, members of the Sweden Republican Committee helped the Brockport Veterans Club place flags at veterans’ graves at Lakeview Cemetery. Veterans from all US wars and conflicts have been interred at Lakeview, as well as many community members who served the country during peace time. The Republican Committee applauds the efforts of local veterans, veterans’ families, and the Town of Sweden in honoring the service and sacrifice of these men and women.


Sweden Republican Committee Roadside Clean-up Project - On March 26, Sweden Republican Committee members led a clean-up project on the north side of Route 31, west of Owens Road and east of Route 19. The Committee adopted the stretch of road through the Adopt-a-Highway Program several years ago.

Pictured above (left to right) are: Kevin Johnson, Norm GianCursio, Kathy Roberts, Tony Perry, Don Roberts, Rob Carges, Brian Ingraham, Wayne Zyra, Peter Sharpe and TJ Sharpe. Missing from photo were Rob and Karen Sweeting and Dylan Sharpe.

Fundraiser Event - Sweden Republicans hosted a fundraiser for their Responsible Leadership campaign. Candidates Rob Carges, Peter Sharpe, Don Roberts, Brian Ingraham and Kathy Bahr-Seever were joined by Sweden residents and supporters as well as county and state representatives: Cheryl Dinolfo, Mike Zale, Rob Ortt, Bill Taylor and Jim Vazzana. Thank you everyone for a great evening and a positive, responsible campaign!

Sweden Republicans endorse 2015 slate

The Sweden Republican Committee has endorsed the following slate of candidates for the 2015 election scheduled for November 3:

Supervisor Rob Carges
Councilperson Donald Roberts
Councilperson Peter Sharpe
Receiver of Taxes Kathleen Bahr-Seever
Highway Superintendent Brian Ingraham

Rob Carges is seeking his second two-year term as supervisor. Prior to serving as supervisor, he had been a Sweden councilperson for 20 years, the last 12 as deputy supervisor. Rob brings experience and a long-term perspective to Town government.

His major accomplishments have included expansion of the water and sewer systems, park and recreation development, updates to the Town’s information technology systems and the improvement of communication and intergovernmental relationships.

Rob’s full time job is Information Technology Director for the Brockport School District. He was a Main Street, Brockport business owner for many years. He served two years on the Town of Sweden Conservation Board prior to his election to the Town Board. He is also a member of the Brockport Exempts and was a fire department member from 1974-1991.

A life-time resident of the Brockport School District, Rob and his wife Karen have made their home in the Village of Brockport for 36 years where they raised their four sons.

Donald Roberts is completing his first four-year term on the Town Board and is seeking a second term. As a councilperson, Don served as the liaison to the highway department and has been involved in improving recreation programs and facilities. In 2014, Don was named to the Brockport Central School District Athletic Wall of Honor.

Don is employed by Page Countryside in Spencerport as Operations Manager. He has spent the majority of his career in the home improvement business and was a long-time department manager at Chase Pitkins.

Don and his wife Kathy have been Village of Brockport residents for 35 years and raised their four children here. They are the very proud grandparents of Aiden, age two. Soccer enthusiasts, the whole family was very involved in Blizzards Soccer and Brockport Central School soccer programs.


Peter Sharpe is seeking his first term on the Sweden Town Board. He has been a member of the Sweden Zoning Board of Appeals since 2005 and has decided that he’d like to be more involved in policy setting and future planning for the Town.

Peter is a CTE High School teacher at Monroe 2 BOCES in Spencerport. He teaches construction trades and also serves on the BOCES Advisory Council/Building Team and the Special Education Advisory Committee.

A native of Niagara County, Peter moved to the Town of Sweden in 1997. He and wife Kristen have raised their three children in the Brockport School District. Peter has been a Rochester Youth Hockey coach; past president of Brockport Bison Travel Baseball and past vice-president of Brockport Blizzard Travel Soccer. Now that his children are grown and the majority of his coaching days are behind him, Peter has decided to take his public service in a different direction – local government.

Kathy Bahr-Seever was appointed to the Sweden Tax Receiver position in February 2014 and had to appear on the November 2014 general election ballot to fill the last year of a four-year term. Now she is running for her first full four-year term.

Kathy is a SUNY Brockport graduate with an extensive career in banking and financial advisement. Another duty of the Sweden Tax Receiver is management of the Sweden Loan Closet. Kathy has been instrumental in the reorganization of the loan program. She also serves as the assistant to the treasurer of the Brockport Fire District.

Kathy and her husband Rick make their home in the Village of Brockport. Their four daughters are grown and they are the proud grandparents of five.


Brian Ingraham was appointed Highway Superintendent in January 2014 and had to appear on the November 2014 general election ballot to complete the final year of a four-year term. He is running for his first full-four year term.

Brian has been employed by the Sweden highway department since 2001 moving through the ranks as foreman and then deputy superintendent. The Sweden Highway Superintendent also oversees the operation of the Town’s five cemeteries. Brian grew up in Hamlin and attended Brockport schools. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an associate’s degree in heavy construction and equipment technology.

An active Lion’s Club member, Brian and his wife Cindy live in Sweden Village where they are raising two young daughters.


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