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November 4, 2013

Palmer, Brochey focus on town finances in Lewiston supervisor race


Niagara Gazette — Palmer said he'd consider circulating the newsletter's column piece among elected officials, including the town clerk and highway superintendent, if elected.

Brochey also said the newsletter serves a greater purpose and would continue publishing it to provide information to residents.

Palmer wasn't alone in facing heat this month. Brochey was the focus of a recent political mailing paid for by the Niagara County Conservative Party stating the candidate had not voted in 18 of the previous 20 November elections. The mailing says to not cast a vote "for a candidate who couldn't be bothered to cast his."

But Brochey called the piece a "mudslinging mailer" against him, sloughing off the message as a distraction from the real issues the voters will decide to respond to at the polls.

"Corruption, secrecy, lack of accountability, lack of transparency and wasteful spending are the serious issues facing Lewiston other than my voting record," he said.

With decision day looming, Brochey said he's willing to work with the rest of the town board to make his presence work if elected.

"In order to implement the changes I feel are needed, if elected the very first thing I am going to do is reach out to the other members of the town board," he said. "Good government cannot be based on the ideas or wishes of a single person, but need to consider the collective input of the residents and all of the elected officials who are trusted to represent them. The board and I will be able to forge a strong working relationship based on the things we have in common, not the least of which is that we all care deeply about our community."

Meanwhile, Palmer said his time serving as a representative for seven years has opened his eyes to how a government should operate and he's ready to use his experience to make the town better.

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