TOWN OF NIAGARA – Anthony L. Restaino, representing the next generation of a prominent Niagara Falls-area political family, announced Monday he's running for town justice.
Restaino, 32, is the son of Niagara County Social Services Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino and the nephew of former Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino.
A Democrat, Restaino said he intends to seek five party lines in the primary election. He seeks to succeed veteran Town Justice John P. Teixeira, who is retiring at the end of this year.
Restaino, a graduate of Niagara University and the University at Buffalo Law School, has a private law practice and is a part-time attorney for the county's child support enforcement unit. He is the president of the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association, a member of the Board of Directors at Empower Inc. and a past member of the Niagara County Youth Board.
“My family has always believed that it is important to give back to the community in which we live that sentiment goes back to my grandfather Tony," Restaino said. "As a long-time resident and businessperson in the Town of Niagara, I understand the concerns of our neighbor. I believe this is a great opportunity to use my professional training to contribute to our community.”