NORTH TONAWANDA – Mark D. Berube, who was appointed to a Common Council seat left vacant by the late Phillip R. Rizzo, has announced he will run for a full two-year term in this fall's election.
Berube, a Republican, represents the 1st Ward. Rizzo resigned Feb. 2 and died April 29 at age 83.
Since 2003, Berube has worked as a compliance specialist for Installs Inc., a Buffalo satellite TV and home theater company.
He said his 34 years of experience as former owner of DM&M Cable Services, another cable and satellite installation company, and his time as chairman of the city Planning Board give him experience that he can put to work in elective office.
“We need to constantly look at ways to reduce the cost of government to our property owners," Berube said.
Berube, a 40-year city resident, said he intends to push for the continued development of Gratwick Riverside Park, ongoing street repair projects and bolstering economic and community development efforts in the Oliver Street corridor.