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Lancaster Republicans endorse Fudoli for re-election as supervisor

The Lancaster Republican Committee has endorsed Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli for another term, Joseph M. Brainard and Russell W. Sugg for Town Board seats and Lindsay B. Weisenburg for town clerk.

“Supervisor Fudoli has shaken things up in town government, reducing our taxes and restoring transparency. But he needs a Town Board that will work with him, instead of against him,” Chairman Robert J. Matthews said in a statement. “Joe Brainard, Russ Sugg, and Lindsay Weisenburg will bring the breath of fresh air that our residents so desperately deserve.”

Fudoli is seeking a second term as supervisor after cutting taxes three years in a row while maintaining high quality services for residents, Matthews said.

Brainard is co-owner of Double Down Transportation Services, with significant experience in both union and non-union workplaces. Brainard has significant experience with bids, postings, and setting daily, weekly, and monthly planners, allowing him to be successful at staying within a budget, Matthews said.

Brainard made an unsuccessful run last fall for highway superintendent, losing to Daniel J. Amatura.

Sugg is currently serving his first term as a Village of Lancaster trustee. At the village level, Sugg has pushed to consolidate costly government services and ease the burden on taxpayers, Matthews said.

Weisenburg currently works for Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo, C-West Seneca, and has an extensive background in health insurance and banking.

The post of town clerk is held by longtime incumbent Johanna M. Coleman, a Democrat, who is reportedly considering a run for supervisor, although there has not yet been official confirmation of that.