CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Former WBEN-AM news director Steve Cichon announced his candidacy seeking the Democratic endorsement for Erie County Clerk on the steps of Cheektowaga Town Hall Saturday.
“I never worked in government before, never held elected office, but I have spent the last 25 years serving the public as a journalist, college professor, a private sector manager and a non-profit leader,” said Steve Cichon.
He said Erie County deserves a modern auto bureau service, “that’s just not good enough, but a modern auto bureau service that has the right mix of personal service and technology that crafted to service Erie County residents today and generations to come.”
Cichon will revamp the pistol permit application process. He said Erie County residents are waiting a year or more while surrounding counties have streamlined the process down to two months.
The office under his leadership will also work to help support veterans. “More than just discount cards, we can offer preferential treatment to veterans as a thank you for their sacrifice,” added Cichon.
A zombie home task force modeled on the one in Monroe County will, “bring together struggling homeowners, banks, lawyers, and government officials to solve issues one at a time and to work together to solve the larger problems that so many neighborhoods and communities face across Erie County.”
On April 12th, the Erie County Republican Committee endorsed Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, a Democrat, for Erie County Clerk.
“He has a proven track record of standing up for what’s right and for putting taxpayers first. He will be a great County Clerk,” an Erie County Republican Committee Facebook post said announcing the endorsement.