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Meet Your  Legislative Co-Chairs: 

Scott Johnson, Sweet Home

Kathleen Chiavetta, Lake Shore


Scott Johnson serves on the Sweet Home School Board and is currently serving as the Board President. He has been a Board Member for 15 years. Scott has been a member of the school’s PTA and various school committees since 2000. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and oversaw the building of a house in 1993. He worked with Habitat for Humanity for over 20 years. He is an over 100+ unit Blood Donor and an Officer for 30 years in the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers. As early as 1972, Scott was involved with the rehab of a building that became the Kevin Guest House in Buffalo. He has been involved as a volunteer in Special Olympics for several years.

Within his own school district, he serves as the NYSSBA Convention Delegate and is on the Audit Committee. Scott has been the recipient of the ECASB Rising Star Award, The Shining Star Award, and the Medallion Club Award (2 times each). In 2008 Scott received the NYSSBA Boardsmanship award and the NYSSBA Leadership in Governance Award. In 2015 he was awarded the NYSSBA Board Lifetime Achievement Award.


Through his employment, he has received the Association of Transportation Engineers—Engineer of the Year in 2005. Scott is a 1977 graduate of Kenmore West H.S. and attended ECC and SUNYAB for Engineering. He has worked for the Erie County Highway Department as an Engineering Tech., the NYS Department of Transportation as an IT Manager and Highway Designer, and recently retired from the NYS Office of Information Technology Services. He and his wife Bonnie have been married since 1982 and have two children, Janelle (25) and Gregory (22). 

Kathleen Chiavetta has served on the Lake Shore Central Board of Education since 2015 and on the ECASB Legislative Team since 2016. She is also a member of Lake Shore's Academy of Business and Finance Advisory Board. 


Kathleen is the Director of Business Development for Chiavetta's Catering, a four-generation family business, and is an alumna of UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. 


She loves politics, is passionate about advocacy, and has traveled to Albany and DC on behalf of Lake Shore and ECASB. She's a proud Buffalo native who prefers any other season over summer, will forever think this year might be the Bills' year, and yes, she still eats Chiavetta's chicken, just probably less often than you do. 


When she's not comfortably at home enjoying her fireplace, her cats, or her generally rural life, she enjoys traveling both near and far with her three children.

Important Info and Links

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NYS Elected Rep Summary

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