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'Duffy' Johnston running for Porter supervisor


Sat, Apr 15th 2017 08:00 am

John "Duffy" Johnston has announced his candidacy for Town of Porter supervisor.

Johnston, 57, is a lifelong resident of the Town of Porter, and a 1977 graduate of Lewiston-Porter High School. He attended Niagara County Community College and, in 1978, began his career with the U.S. Postal Service while attending NCCC at night.

Johnston went on to serve the Lewiston and Porter community as a rural carrier for 37 years, earning the Postal Service's distinguished Million Mile award for an accident-free record. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2015.

Currently a Town of Porter councilman, Johnston most recently served the Town of Porter as chairman and long-time member of the Porter Zoning Board of Appeals. Previously, he served as a member of the Niagara County Planning Board.

Johnston has been a member on the Town of Porter/Village of Youngstown Republican Party for more than 25 years, serving 10 years as chairman.

He has owned the Worry Free Winter home watch business for 15 years, along with Worry Free lawn rolling.

Johnston is a lifelong member of Youngstown First Presbyterian Church and served as a past elder. In addition, he was instrumental in the founding of the Ransomville Lions Club and served as club vice president.

Johnston raised three daughters in the town and served as a coach with Niagara Pioneer Youth Soccer and Youngstown and Lewiston softball. He also helped coach youth and Lew-Port hockey goaltenders.

He is an active member of Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584, the 3F Conservation Club, the Island Yacht Club, Sons of AMVETS and the Youngstown Business and Professional Association.

Johnston lives in Porter with his wife, Tammy, and daughter, Riley.

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