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McCormick running for Wheatfield supervisor

WHEATFIELD – Gerald J. McCormick, who has run for public office several times in the past, has announced he is running for Wheatfield town supervisor this fall on the Democratic ticket.

McCormick, a retiree from the General Motors engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda, where he worked for 33 years, is a former president of United Auto Workers Local 774. After his retirement, he worked as a labor benefits representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a life member of Adams Fire Company.

He called for efforts to reduce congestion on town roads, such as Shawnee Road, where he said he recently responded to crashes on three consecutive days. He also said the town needs some new faces in office after two decades of all-Republican rule.

McCormick, 68, ran unsuccessfully for Niagara County Legislature seats in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2011.