Joe Baiardo wants serve Catholic school supporters on the east Mountain.
Baiardo was the first candidate to file nomination papers for any Hamilton District Catholic School Board position. While he's looking to win the Ward 6 seat, he has previously served on the board as the Ward 5 trustee.
Father Kyran Kennedy represented the east Mountain for more than decades. After Kennedy retired in the spring of 2012, Baiardo applied to fill the seat when the board appointed a replacement rather than hold a byelection, but Ray Bartolotti was named to the position.
Bairdo says he has a connection with Ward 6, having lived in the ward for 10 years with his wife Maria and their three children. He was also a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish and coached soccer in the Quinndale community.