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Working Families Party backs Sherrie for Lockport mayor

LOCKPORT – The Working Families Party has endorsed Roger L. Sherrie, a longtime union official, for mayor of Lockport.

Sherrie, the retired regional director of the Civil Service Employees Association, said Wednesday that the minor party’s endorsement will give him a guaranteed line in the November election regardless of the results of the Democratic primary, in which Sherrie is facing Michael J. Pillot, a retired policeman who was the Democratic nominee in the last two mayoral elections.

The Republicans intend to run incumbent Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey.

Sherrie said he was honored to receive the Working Families nod. “I have spent the better part of my life fighting for or protecting the interests of working Americans. The wealthy and the well-connected have plenty of politicians looking out for them, but the average voters are mostly left to fend for themselves,” he said. “I intend to change that if elected mayor in November, making sure every ward receives its fair share of city services.”