Cheektowaga Democrats unanimously endorsed Asst. Police Chief James J. Speyer Jr. for the town justice seat currently held by Dennis Gorski.
Speyer's 35 years of law enforcement experience was a determining factor in the endorsement, said Matt Janiszewski, Cheektowaga Democratic Party chairman.
“Jim’s decades of experience in law enforcement will give him a unique perspective as judge, allowing him to be firm but fair in his decision-making, while also being able to make common-sense judgments.”
There are two elected town justices in Cheektowaga. Current Town Justice Dennis Gorski’s term expires at the end of 2018, and he is not seeking re-election to a four-year term.