Benczkowski to announce candidacy for Supervisor tonight

Today at 6:30 pm, Diane Benczkowski, current Councilwoman for the Town of Cheektowaga will announce her candidacy for Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor this year. She will make the announcement during her fundraising event “Celebrate Spring” at the R Bar & Grill, 2139 Broadway in Sloan.

Diane B Celebrate Spring Event March 2015Last week, current Supervisor Mary Holtz announced her plans for retirement.

“I want to thank Supervisor Holtz for her 40 years of hard work and dedication to the Town of Cheektowaga, both as Supervisor and as our Town Clerk,” Benczkowski said in a statement circulated this morning.

In an overwhelming landslide victory in November 2013, Benczkowski won a seat on the Cheektowaga Town Council. She is widely considered a rising star in local politics. Many political observers see her as a future State Senator.

Benczkowski writes:

While being a town councilwoman over the past year, I have gained valuable insight as to the workings of the town and was instrumental in helping the residents of the Town of Cheektowaga have a voice in town government. I plan on running for the Cheektowaga Town Supervisor seat on a platform of ‘Bringing New Leadership to the Town of Cheektowaga.’ Open and transparent government, tax relief and accountability are important to make Cheektowaga a better place for the future.

In my first year on the town board, I was proud to be a part of passing a budget that reflected a property tax decrease and I plan to continue that trend as Town Supervisor. Listening to residents’ concerns; stricter code enforcement; and bringing new businesses into the Town of Cheektowaga have been some of the accomplishments I am proud of. I answer ever phone call, letter and email I receive from residents and always try to find an answer to their problem.

I feel we need to do a better job with planning for the future development in our town and feel that a Master Plan is definitely a requirement to bring Cheektowaga into the forefront as a Town that residents are proud of.

~ Diane Benczkowski

Diane Benczkowski with former County Executive Dennis Gorski.

Benczkowski has served as a member of the Depew Board of Education for 12 years. She is an Associate Broker for M. J. Peterson Real Estate and has been a successful businesswoman selling real estate for over 25 years.

She is a member of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors and the Erie County School Boards Association in fighting for legislation that would help our area at the state level in Albany.

In addition, this past September, Benczkowski was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

Benczkowski with Cheektowaga Town Clerk Alice Magierski, who has also announced her candidacy for Supervisor.


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