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Jagow to seek re-election

by jmaloni
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 01:45 pm

Wayne F. Jagow, Niagara County clerk, will formally announce his bid for re-election at a reception to be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Suzanne's Fine Dining in Wheatfield.

The public is invited. Tickets will be available at the door.

Gov. George Pataki appointed Jagow to the position of Niagara County clerk on May 31, 1995. In November of 1995, he ran a successful campaign and was elected to serve a four-year term.

In addition to managing three DMV offices and the office for the recording of land and court records, Jagow oversees the Niagara County Historian's office, the Veterans Service Agency and Pistol Permit Office. He is responsible for the operation of the Niagara County Inactive Records Management Program - serving more than 40 county departments. Most recently, Jagow initiated the Niagara County Thank A Vet Discount Program, providing Niagara County Veteran's with identification cards allowing them to receive discounts at participating businesses.

Among the many positive changes Jagow has overseen during his tenure are numerous cost saving initiatives through the implementation of technology in all areas of his operation, which are funded without the use of real property taxes.

Jagow is a member and past president of the New York State Association of County Clerks, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

A native of Wheatfield, he lives in the Town of Lockport and is married to the former Maureen Camaan. They are parents of two children, Andrew and Bethany, and have two granddaughters.

For more information, call 434-2022.

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