Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, who represents the 13th District, has officially announced his candidacy for reelection.
McNall, who has served in the county legislature since 2006, said, if reelected, he will continue his efforts to improve bipartisan cooperation and focus on economic development.
“As your legislator, I will continue to work to enhance bipartisan cooperation with the objective of cultivating reform initiatives that ensure that our stable county tax rate remains intact,” he said. “In addition, I am focused on advancing economic development and job growth, with the continued objective of saving taxpayer dollars while maintaining and improving the quality of life in Niagara County.”
McNall added, “Prior to serving in the county legislature, I had the privilege of serving as a Lockport school board member and as the board president. Today, I serve as the chairman of the county legislature, a role that reflects my ability to bring people together, and to achieve both compromise and results in order to move our county forward.”
The veteran lawmaker has continually remained opposed to many of the policies coming out of Albany, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial license plate renewal plan.
“I will also continue to oppose the implementation of the many outrageous policies coming from Albany and downstate, including the mandate that we use county resources to provide driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, and the recent proposal from the state to issue all new license plates at a cost to the public,” he said.
McNall also has led other initiatives, including sponsoring resolutions that support the county’s military veterans and secure funding for Lockport’s beloved organizations.
“As veterans’ causes are very important to me, I have sponsored Purple Heart recognition initiatives, and supported the expansion of the Niagara Falls Airbase, as well as the county’s Veterans Agency,” McNall said. “Locally, I am proud to have secured funding for so many of Lockport’s treasures, including Lockport's ‘Summer in the City,’ Palace Theater, ‘Light Up Lockport,’ Lockport Old Home Week, An-Jo Baseball/New Era Field, Dale Association, YWCA and Salvation Army. I also voted to expand The Discovery Niagara Shuttle to Lockport.”