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Concord Democratic Committee endorses local candidates

CONCORD—The Concord Democratic Committee has announced its endorsement of William Krebs for Town of Concord Supervisor and Jon Hamann and Matthew Mayer for the Concord Town Council.

“With this ticket we merge experience with new energy. Our current town officials have run unopposed for too long,” said Lacey Miller, Concord Democratic Committee chair, in a press release. “Uncontested elections are bad for citizens and for our community. It is time for a rich dialogue on the issues that matter to residents of Concord.

“Krebs, Hamann and Mayer care about inter-municipal cooperation, responsible budgeting and in making Concord a better place to live, work and play,” she said.

Kreb’s experience in municipal government on the Springville Planning Board, as a village trustee and for 11 years as mayor were considered when making the endorsement.

“We’re excited to see how Krebs and his proven approach to collaborative initiatives and commitment to investment in local services will translate to leading the Town of Concord,” said Miller.

“Mayer and Hamann represent the next generation of Concord residents who value public service, careful financial planning and skillful town leadership,” Miller said.

Hamann is a Western New York native, lifelong outdoorsman and entrepreneur who established his fly fishing business, Trout Legend Inc., as one of the most recognized names in the U.S.A. competitive fly fishing industry. He lives with his wife, Erin, and two children in a second generation, family-built log home in Concord.

Mayer moved to Springville from Colorado and recently joined the Springville Community Development Committee. He is the business development manager for a software company that serves the restaurant industry. His wife, Chelsea, grew up in Springville and they are raising their two children in the village.

The Concord Democratic Committee is also endorsing Leslie Gibbin for Town Justice. Gibbin is a Town of Concord native and very involved in the community. She is seeking out a fourth term as Town Justice.

The Elect New Concord candidates will join a set of county-level candidates running on the Democratic line on Election Day, Nov. 7. These include Steve Cichon for Erie County Clerk, Judge Susan Eagan for Erie County Court Judge, Vanessa Glushefski for Erie County Comptroller and Bernie Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff.

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