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Srock challenges Godfrey for legislature seat

WILSON – Christopher M. Srock, who has run for several local offices, announced Monday that he is running for Niagara County legislator in the 10th District, which represents Wilson, Cambria and a part of Wheatfield.

Srock, 33, is a Democrat. He intends to challenge incumbent Republican David E. Godfrey of Wilson.

Srock, a fire captain in the Wilson Fire Company, unsuccessfully sought an appointment to the seat Godfrey received in 2010, after Kyle A. Andrews resigned to become county treasurer. Srock circulated nominating petitions to run for state senator later that year but withdrew from the race after filing them.

Srock ran unsuccessfully for state senator in 2006, for Wilson councilman in 2007 and for the Wilson Board of Education last year.

“County government must focus more on real job creation and get away from the direction of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency that now provides huge tax breaks for businesses that end up creating only a handful of jobs. We must evaluate the productivity of the IDA. We don’t need construction projects with out-of-state workers subsidized by the taxpayers of Niagara County,” Srock said.