Magierski mounts primary challenge with 1,074 Dem signatures

Councilmember Alice Magierski at a April, 2017 Town Board meeting. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Councilmember Alice Magierski at a April, 2017 Town Board meeting. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Councilmember Alice Magierski submitted her nominating petitions to the Erie County Board of Elections Thursday kicking off her primary challenge bid to retain her seat on the Town Board.

Ms. Magierski is the only incumbent up for re-election not to be endorsed by the Cheektowaga Democratic Committee and is fighting for one of three seats up for grabs this election season.

She submitted 1,074 registered Democratic signatures with the Erie County Board of Elections on July 13th with the help of over thirty friends and supporters.  The Board of Elections only requires 500 signatures to get on the ballot.

Ms. Magierski said in a press release Monday that she is, “hopeful that her three gentlemen opponents will participate in a campaign based on issues, knowledge, and experience. The public deserves to be given facts, not innuendoes and insults.”

The Cheektowaga Democratic Committee voted to endorse incumbents Timothy Meyers and James Rogowski along with newcomer Brian Nowak.

The primary election is September 12th.