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Town of Niagara candidate hopes third time’s the charm

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Donald E. Schildhauer, a Republican who lost elections for town highway superintendent in 2011 and for supervisor last year, announced this week that he’s running for a town councilman seat this year.

Schildhauer, manager of Valley Tire for nearly 20 years, is a lifelong Town of Niagara resident. He called for “a town government that is always willing to listen, and that engages the town’s citizens in the search for ideas.”

“I have led a company. I have led employees,” Schildhauer said. “We need more than just managers at Town Hall. We need leaders, willing to make tough choices to protect our taxpayers and continue to grow our tax base.”

Referring to Supervisor Lee S. Wallace’s proposal for a new town master plan, Schildhauer said, “If we are to devise a master plan, we need to ensure that it takes the needs of our property owners and our business community into account, instead of serving as a wish list for town government.”