Robert J. McDermott, a Democrat endorsed by the Niagara County Democratic Committee and Town of Niagara Democratic Committee, has announced he will be running for the position of town councilman this year on the Town of Niagara Board.
"I look to bring my private business experience and desire to improve the quality of life here in our town by making the decisions that will improve the infrastructure issues we currently have, while continuing to make one of the great resources in our town park more accessible to all town residents," McDermott said. "I will work with the town supervisor and board to have a budget which takes into account the needs of the town residents along with the business community to move our town forward in a positive direction."
McDermott holds a degree in electrical engineering and has worked as a maintenance manager, manager in operation and manager of capital improvements with a budget of over $1 million annually. He is also currently involved in the Town of Niagara as a board member on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
McDermott has also been a board member for the Niagara-Wheatfield Youth Athletic Association and commissioner of the soccer program.
He and his wife, Mary Kay McDermott, have resided in the town for 31 years. Their three children, son-in-law and granddaughter are also town residents.
Along with the Democratic line, McDermott is also seeking the Conservative, Independence and Working Family lines in November.