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Alum Elected to Ken-Ton School Board

Recent DYC Graduate Elected to Ken-Ton School Board

Buffalo, New York – May 23, 2013 – D’Youville graduate, Todd Potter, Jr. Class of 2012, has been elected to the Ken-Ton Union Free School District Board finishing first in a four-way race in the election this month.

“I didn’t know if my age would be a detriment…so when they said my name first, I almost broke down. I was so emotional,” said the 22-year old Potter to the Tonawanda News. “I hope to put pressure on the administration, and I don’t think it’s fair that all the taxpayers are carrying the burden of wasteful spending.”

During his campaign, Potter ran on a platform of no tax increase without first restoring the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities “that have fallen victim to budget cuts.” He opposed the cutting of programs that “get students interested and invested in school and in education.”

Potter, currently a student in the SUNY Buffalo School of Law Class of 2015, graduated summa cum laude from D’Youville with a bachelor's degree in history and pre-law minor.

As an undergraduate, he received the Student Association Scholarship, the Sister Weppner GNSH Scholarship, the Presidential Scholarship and the Marasco Scholarship. He was a Student Association Senator from 2009 – 2012 and served on the Apostolic Mission Committee.

Potter was the captain of the men's volleyball team, president of Kappa Delta History Club and a member of Lambda Sigma Honor Society. He also served as a Student Ambassador for the Undergraduate Admissions Office and was a summer orientation assistant.

His political experience includes working with the Office of the Erie County Executive as a paid canvasser, a field organizer for the 27th Congressional District special election campaign and is the vice president of the Western New York Democrats for Progress organization.