On New Year's Day, Gary Strenkoski was sworn in as the Town of Wheatfield's town justice.
In November, Strenkoski received 3,527 votes from Wheatfield residents, successfully clinching the win for the position. Prior to winning, Strenkoski said he was running for the position "Because I believe in serving the community. I will keep Wheatfield safe by being tough, but fair and compassionate."
Pictured, from left to right, the Hon. James Faso (Town of Niagara), Hon. Thomas Sheeran (Town of Lewiston), Hon. Kevin Mack (who had the honor of swearing in Strenkoski; Town of Pendleton), Hon. Strenkoski (Town of Wheatfield), Hon. Edward Maziarz (Town of Pendleton), Hon. John P. Teixeira (Town of Niagara (retired)), and Hon. Anthony L. Restaino (Town of Niagara). (Photo submitted by Justin Higner)