ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Michael Mazzeo, the president of the Rochester Police Locust Club, has been voted out of his position.
Mazzeo, who was elected into the position in 2008, has lost in Thursday’s vote to Geoffrey Wiater, who will assume the role of president at the beginning of the new year.
Before becoming president of the police union, Mazzeo worked as the union’s executive vice president for three years, treasurer for four years, and on both the Finance Committee and the Executive Board for over 17 years.
In addition, new people were elected to other positions — Paul Dondorfer will be vice president after Adam DeVincentis, Amy Bauer will be secretary after Steve Kovacic, and Kevin Leckinger will be treasurer after Kevin Sizer.
“I think, in the vote, it showed people were ready for some change. Times have changed and people have different interests in mind and they’re hopeful we can bring those interests forward on their behalf and we’re going to work hard to make that happen. The slate has a great relationship right now with the chief’s office and hopefully we can keep that going. It’s all about open dialogue and open communication,” said Paul Dondorfer, vice president-elect.
Those elected will assume their roles January 1.