Cheektowaga Dems endorse Town Board candidates

From left to right: Brian Nowak, James Rogowski, Timothy Meyers in a submitted May 8, 2017 photo.
From left to right: Brian Nowak, James Rogowski, Timothy Meyers in a submitted May 8, 2017 photo.

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Democratic Committee endorsed three candidates Monday night for the upcoming Town Board election in November.

Cheektowaga Democratic Town Chairman Matt Janiszewski says the committee voted to endorse incumbents Timothy Meyers and James Rogowski along with newcomer Brian Nowak.

“All three candidates will bring their own unique abilities to the Town Board and I am proud to offer the voters of Cheektowaga a great mix of experience and new, bold ideas,” said Chairman Matt Janiszewski.

Nowak, a private sector business manager, is a long-time Town resident who lives near Town Park. He helped to organize the Western New York 2016 Presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

“I’m thrilled to have the support of the Cheektowaga Democratic Committee,” said Nowak.  “I’ll be working daily to gain the support of voters between now and November.”

Meyers was first elected in 2013 and is in the last year of a four year term as Councilmember.  He has served as Deputy Supervisor since January 2016 and has been deeply involved with labor negotiations with the Town’s five employee unions and most recently helped negotiate and pass a new four year contract for the Cheektowaga Police Club and Cheektowaga Captains and Lieutenants Association.  Meyers has also been involved with the Town’s consolidated sewer district infrastructure improvement project and other capital improvement projects.

“I look forward to continue working with my colleagues on the Town Board to represent our residents in the best way possible.  I thank the Committee for their support and will now take my record to the voters of our Town and work to earn their support in November,” said Meyers.

Rogowski was first elected to the Cheektowaga Town Board in November 2005. He has made improving local transportation a top priority with a vision to create easier access to downtown and to the retail shops and airport located within the Town.  He continues to fight for fiber-optic wiring to establish a high tech workforce and community.

“I look forward to representing all residents in the Town of Cheektowaga and the Villages of Depew and Sloan.  Together, we can and we will create a proud town where people come to work, to live and to raise a family, making Cheektowaga a desired destination,” said Rogowski.

The Cheektowaga Town Board is a seven member board made up of six councilmembers and the Town Supervisor.  Three seats are up for election later this year in November.