Magierski is seeking a four-year term on town council

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. – Town Councilmember Alice Magierski says she is hoping the Cheektowaga voters will give her four more years on the town council.

Ms. Magierski won her current seat in 2016 by defeating Dennis A. Smith Jr. in a Democratic primary and later went on to defeat Republican challenger Patrick Delaney in the general election to fill a vacant seat on the town council. That seat expires this year.

“I am a lifelong Democratic, a strong, intelligent women who has a sincere desire to continue in public service.  I want to represent and be a voice for the residents of our great town,” said Ms. Magierski.

She received the endorsements of the Conservative Party, Working Families Party and the Cheektowaga Captains & Lieutenants Association, but Ms. Magierski fell short in securing a nomination from the Cheektowaga Democratic Committee at their meeting on May 8th.

Nonetheless, Ms. Magierski tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that she will begin to circulate petitions to mount a Democratic primary challenge in September.

During her current term on the town board, Ms. Magierski has worked with the town’s school districts and the Police Community Crime Prevention Office to host three informational forums on Cyber Safety and Awareness.  She has also been examining town purchasing practices to look at ways to create a more cost-efficient method of town purchases.

Her major initiative has been the “Choose Cheektowaga” campaign, which will be designed to market and showcase Cheektowaga as the ideal destination for young families to live, grow and prosper.

Three seats are up for grabs in the 2017 general election. Town Council incumbents Timothy Meyers and James Rogowski along with newcomer Brian Nowak are declared candidates nominated by the Cheektowaga Democratic Committee.  Cheektowaga Chronicle is waiting to hear back from the Cheektowaga Republican Committee.