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Benczkowski announces candidacy for Cheektowaga supervisor

Cheektowaga Town Board member Diane Benczkowski announced Saturday her candidacy for supervisor.

Mary Holtz two weeks ago announced she was retiring as supervisor, after 40 years in town government.

Benczkowski, a Democrat, was elected to the town board in 2013.

“In my first year on the town board, I was proud to be a part of passing a budget that reflected a property tax decrease and I plan to continue that trend as Town Supervisor," Benczkowski said in a statement. “Stricter code enforcement to eliminate blight; transparency; economic development; and listening to residents’ concerns have been some of the accomplishments I am proud of."

Town Clerk Alice Magierski announced a week ago that she intends to seek the Cheektowaga Town Democratic Committee endorsement for supervisor.