Town of Tonawanda voters will have a choice between status quo and change

The Town of Tonawanda Republican Committee has chosen its slate of candidates to take on the Democratic monopoly on the Town Board

Taking on the three long-time incumbents will be two political newcomers and one familiar face. The committee unanimously selected Damon Piatek, Paul Christian and Chuck Sankey at its meeting Thursday. Committee Chairman Sankey said he is excited for this opportunity to both run for office, as well as help his fellow candidates pull off victories in November.

“I am eager to get our team out on the streets of the town and hear the voters’ concerns and offer them an alternative to the stale, uninspiring leadership they’ve dealt with for more than a decade,” Chairman Sankey said. “The residents, as well as the town’s hard working and dedicated employees, deserve better leadership at town hall, and they will get just that come November.”

Sankey is a married father of two whose background is as a freelance writer, website designer and web technician. This will be his first time as a candidate. He has served on the town committee for over two years, most recently as chairman. Christian, the owner of Dr. Hugg’s Car Wash, is also running for office for the first time and is a registered Conservative. Piatek, president of Welke Customs Broker, lost his race for Town Supervisor in 2015.

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