Brian D. Seaman, an attorney for the Town of Lockport and Niagara County, has announced plans to run for county District Attorney next year.
Seaman's announcement comes one day after District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek said she will seek the county court judge position held by Sara Sheldon, who is planning to retire next December after 20 years on the bench.
Seaman, 43, of Youngstown, is a part-time assistant county attorney and partner at the law firm Seaman Norris LLP. He became the Town of Lockport attorney in 2016 after the resignation of Michael Norris, another partner at the firm, who stepped down upon his election to the state Assembly.
Seaman served as a county prosecutor from 2006 and 2013, where he prosecuted financial as well as violent crimes. After graduating from Loyola University Chicago Law School, he served as a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Callahan, Jr. in Milwaukee.
"Being an ADA was the greatest honor of my career and I always hoped that one day I would have the opportunity to lead our excellent and professional District Attorney’s Office in Niagara County," Seaman said in a statement.
Seaman, a registered Republican, said he will reach out to the chairman of every local political party committee.