Niagara Gazette


September 9, 2013

Brochey, Johnson facing off for Dem line in Lewiston supervisor primary

Niagara Gazette — It’s a battle of the political newcomer and the wily veteran for the Democrat line of the Lewiston Town Supervisor election in November.

Before either can battle a Republican opponent in the upcoming general election, Dennis Brochey and Michael Johnson will need to find out which Democrat will move forward as registered town and village voters of the party hit the polls for a primary election from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Brochey, a current Lewiston Village Trustee, believes his lack of political experience can be made up with his standing in the local community as both a business owner and his character.

“Experience as a public servant has its place but should not be the only factor,” he said. “Honesty, integrity and being trustworthy are basic necessities. Being in tuned with what the people want and need are important factors. For three months now as I walked door to door throughout all 14 districts of the Town of Lewiston, I’ve heard with an open ear the problems that many people living in the town and village are coping with.”

Problems, he said, like the ongoing standing water issue at the Lewiston Riverwalk housing development and the poor condition of many of the roads, like Bridgeman and Swann roads.

These are all old problems the town should have focused its efforts on, he said. Instead, the town government invested more than a year planning a civic center which voters rejected during a special election in July.

Then there’s the financial instability of the town’s future, he said. Brochey questions Johnson, the town’s current finance director, and his involvement in borrowing almost $2 million to balance budgets and repair roadways.

The endorsed Lewiston and Niagara County Democratic candidate said it’s the town’s No. 1 issue heading into next year.

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