TOWN OF NIAGARA – Robert J. McDermott, a member of the town zoning board of appeals, has announced his candidacy for town councilman.
A Democrat, McDermott holds a degree in electrical engineering and has worked as a maintenance manager, manager in operation and a manager of capital improvements with budgets of more than $1 million annually.
“I look to bring my private business experience and desire to improve the quality of life here in our town by making the decisions that will improve the infrastructure issues we currently have while continuing to make one of the great resources in our town park more accessible to all town residents,” he said.
“I will work with the town supervisor and board to have a budget which takes into account the needs of the town residents along with the business community to move our town forward in a positive direction,” he stated.
McDermott, who has lived in the town with his wife, Mary Kay, for more than 31 years, also serves as a board member of the Niagara-Wheatfield Athletic Association and as commissioner of the soccer program. He has three children, a son-in-law and granddaughter living in the town.
He is also seeking the Conservative, Independent and Working Families Party nominations in November.