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Former reporter runs for Lockport Common Council

Rikki L. Cason, who until early this year worked as a reporter covering the Lockport Common Council, wants to serve on the Council.

Rikki L. Cason

Cason said she is the endorsed Republican candidate for 3rd Ward alderman in this fall's election. She faces a GOP primary against the incumbent, Alderman Mark S. Devine, who is running for his second term. Devine also is expected to have Democratic backing in the general election.

Cason, 32, has lived in Lockport since 2008. She said she didn't like what she was seeing as a reporter for the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal.

“I found myself sitting in Council meetings, unable to contain my frustration as a city taxpayer,” Cason said. “I could not sit back any longer and watch petty party politics play into the day-to-day operation of city government.”

Cason now works in public relations for the Kenan Center and the Dale Association.


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