Candidate Profiles

Ed Theobald, Town Supervisor

A 40+ year town resident, Ed lives in Minoa and has served the community since 2004 as first, a Minoa village trustee, then Manlius town supervisor. He is actively involved in a number of county- and state-wide associations that focus on issues affecting the town and is a member of the Manlius Chamber of Commerce and New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.


An armed forces veteran, he was appointed by the Onondaga County Legislature as a member of the Onondaga County Advisory Committee for Veterans Affairs. He owns Edmond J. Theobald Financial Services. He and his wife, Bridget, have three adult children and two grandchildren. He says his priority focus is ensuring fiscal responsibility to the town taxpayers as well as ensuring the safety and well-being of residents via police protection, sound infrastructure, and well-maintained roads.

John Loeffler, Town Councilor

John has lived in the town for the past 31 years and served on the town board for 25 of those. He is deputy town supervisor, chairs the Police and Planning & Zoning Committees and is a member of the Budget & Finance, Personnel & Employee Relations and Technology Committees.


He is a global product manager for Carrier Corporation and previously worked in strategic planning and program management for Sensis. John, who received his MBA from Cornell and his master’s in electrical engineering from SU, brings 20 years of business expertise and 10 years of engineering experience to his role on the town board.  He was a long-time coach and volunteer with the Fayetteville-Manlius Little League and he and his wife, Karen, have three adult sons. He says his priorities are to help ensure a resident-centric efficient, effective, community-based government. 

Nick Marzola, Town Councilor

Nick is a 30-year resident of the town who has served as town councilor since 2002 and was previously a Village of Manlius trustee and member of the village’s zoning and planning boards. He is chair of the town’s Budget & Finance, Fire & EMS, Professional Services and Technology committees and liaison to the Highway Department. A long-time CPA with diverse public and private sector expertise in finance, operations, governmental, executive management, and healthcare and related benefits administration, he is currently vice president, CFO and treasurer of Hollowick, Inc. in Manlius. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and New York State Society of CPAs.


He and his wife, Patricia, have three adult sons, and are members of Immaculate Conception parish. He says his priority is to ensure that the community-based government services that residents expect are provided in a timely, effective and cost-efficient way with constituent-focused quality service always top of mind.

Lourdes Rosario for Town Councilor

A first-time candidate for public office, Lourdes has lived in the town since 2013 and has worked in the legal field since being admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 2010. She owns the Rosario Law Firm, which represents clients with criminal, family and divorce matters. Previously she worked as a law intern with New York State Division of Human Rights and the State Attorney General’s Office and was a staff attorney for Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid, where she supported clients in Family Court.


A first-generation Cuban-American, she is bilingual in English and Spanish and speaks conversational French, Italian and Portuguese. She lives in Manlius with her husband, Laz. She says her priorities will be to ensure that town residents are heard and their perspectives are applied in town board decisions.

Sherene Pavone for Town Councilor

A 27-year town resident, Sherene is an attorney in private practice, mother of three, and first-time candidate for office. She has specialized in family court and matrimonial law for 23+ years and has her law office in Manlius. She is a bilingual, first generation Iranian-American, who has been honored for her legal advocacy for children and is a member of the CNY Collaborative Group board of directors and co-leads the premarital ministry at her church.


As town councilor, Sherene says she will foster a collaborative environment that welcomes diverse viewpoints to ensure the highest quality of services for town residents. She has broad professional experience reaching constructive solutions in often difficult, emotionally-charged situations and plans to bring those resolution skills to the table on behalf of constituents. Sherene is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Syracuse University College of Law and enjoys music, running and travel.

Allison Weber, Town Clerk

Allison is a life-long resident of the town and has served as Town Clerk since 2008. During her tenure she has extended office hours, upgraded town office technology, moved to a paperless records management system which is saving space at town hall, and improving efficiency. She is implementing online payment capabilities and created opt-in email/text alerts for residents through the town website. An online dog licensing process is in the works based on resident input.


A registered municipal clerk, Allison previously served as Village of Manlius Court Clerk and is vice president of the Onondaga County Clerks Association. She is a graduate of LeMoyne College with a bachelor’s in business administration. She says her priority is to provide excellent customer service and ongoing technology updates to make it easy to do business with the town. Weber and her husband, Michael, have two sons, ages 8 and 10.

Rob Cushing, Highway Superintendent

A life resident of the town, Rob is a second-generation town highway department member who has served as superintendent for 10 of his 24 years on the job. He is active in in the Onondaga County Highway Superintendents Association and the New York State Highway Superintendents Association where he serves on the executive committee.


Rob says he strives daily to keep the roads and infrastructure of the town well-maintained and safe for residents. He and his wife, Leah, have three adult children. Leah is Minoa postmaster and serves on the ESM school board, and son, Eric, is wastewater treatment operator for the village of Minoa.  

Hon. Salvatore Pavone, Town Justice

Judge Pavone has lived in the town for nearly 27 years and has been Town Justice since 2008. He is also employed by the Unified Court System as a Court Attorney Referee assigned to the Onondaga County Family Court where he presides over child custody and family offense proceedings. 


In the past, Judge Pavone has also served as a volunteer arbitrator for the Syracuse City Court, Assistant District Attorney, Assistant County Attorney, member and chair of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Acting Syracuse City Court Judge. Over the years, he has also served in a variety of community and professional leadership roles with the Manlius Library, District Attorney’s Advisory Council, Onondaga County Youth Court and Onondaga County Bar Association. He has been a member of the New York State Magistrates Association and Onondaga County Magistrates Association and served as a local program faculty instructor for the New York State Judicial Institute and Office of Justice Court Support.

Kevin Holmquist, County Legislator - 10th District

Kevin is a 43-year resident of the town and has served on the Onondaga County Legislature since 2005, where he is vice chair of the Planning & Economic Development Committee, member of the County Facilities Committee, and past chair of the Public Safety Committee. He takes pride in consistently collaborating with his fellow legislators to reach consensus on important issues to meet the needs of county residents.


Kevin is focused on initiatives that reduce the poverty rate, improve infrastructure and boost economic development. He was one of the authors of what is now the Village Improvement Program. The program provides funds for ongoing enhancements in the villages of Onondaga County. Due to Kevin's efforts, the three villages in the town will receive millions of dollars over the next 10 years for projects to improve the quality of life. He also works in the town as the manager of Key Bank’s Manlius branch and is a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Executive Board.

He is step-father to his wife, Yvonne’s five adult children and has one grandson. Kevin is the only elected official in Onondaga County to have served at the village, town and county levels of government.

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Manlius, New York 13104


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