Longtime resident vows responsive and responsible government
Doyle H. Phillips, a 43-year Wilson resident and retired small-business owner, announced his candidacy for town supervisor Tuesday. Phillips is looking to succeed Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski, who is running for Niagara County clerk.
Ensuring a responsive and open town government is of utmost importance to Phillips.
"Town government should be accessible and responsive to residents, and as town supervisor my No. 1 priority would be constituent service," he said.
Doyle resides in Wilson with his wife of 54 years, Diane. Together, they raised three children who graduated from the Wilson Central School District.
"I know the struggles families face as a result of high property taxes," he said. "I believe it is important for local government to eliminate wasteful spending and keep property taxes down, and I pledge to continue the strong fiscal management style performed by Supervisor Jastrzemski."
As supervisor, Phillips would focus on town infrastructure to ensure Wilson is an attractive place to live and do business.
"During my 30 years as a small-business owner, I routinely navigated municipal construction projects and am especially aware of the technicalities of government contracts," he said. "As supervisor, I would utilize my experience and expertise to ensure that residents are provided outstanding roads, bridges and water and sewer lines."
Phillips owned and operated Doyle's Welding and D. Phillips Utilities for more than 30 years.
Phillips is active in many community organizations, including Fin, Feather & Fur Conservation Club, Judges and Police Executive Conference of Niagara County. He provides volunteer services to Wilson Fire Co. No. 1.
He is seeking the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines.