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October 27, 2013

To be, or not to be, one of Majority?

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “Here, if our county highway department has to do something on a county road north of Somerset, it drives past the Somerset Highway Department to get there. .... I’m pushing hard for expanding shared services because I think the atmosphere is right for that.”

Regarding service to his district, Hill says he’s proud to have played a role in creation of the Royalton-Hartland Business and Professional Association, in 2006.

“The east end of the county had been woefully underrepresented as far as having a Chamber of Commerce or a business-minded group,” he said. “This group allows small businesses to collaboratively advertise and have a collective voice with local government in county, town and village level.”

Another point of pride for Hill, he says: He was one of three original sponsors of a county legislative resolution calling for repeal of the 2013 New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, only a few weeks after it was signed into law in Albany. The resolution was approved unanimously by lawmakers in both caucuses.

Hill, 42, is a supervisor with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. He has the Republican and Independence ballot lines in the election.

Walker: Would ‘reach across the aisle’ for public good

Joshua Walker says he’s running for office to see to it that the county legislatures works for the residents of Niagara County.

“I believe what we have with one-party rule is not in the best interest of tax payers. We need public servants, not party servants,” he said.

Walker, 31, thinks there are too many instances in which Niagara County legislators simply vote their party line. It’s comparable to what’s happened in Congress, he said.

As a registered Conservative who managed to land the Democratic committee’s endorsement, he said he has a demonstrated ability to “reach across the aisle (in order to) get people taken care of across the county.”

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