Submitted by Michael J. Lee
In July of last year, I officially stepped away from a 20-year career as a police officer serving the Town of Niagara. At the time, many people had asked me why. Now I can finally share my reason.
Today, I am officially announcing my candidacy for Town of Niagara council.
At the time, I decided to leave the job that I love. I was a dedicated employee who worked long shifts and late nights. I enjoyed patrolling through our neighborhoods and talking to you, my fellow town residents. I took great pride in serving the community that, for the past 16 years, I, along with my wife Jennifer, have lived. A place where my family members have called home for many more.
I now want to continue my dedicated service by being your next voice on Town Council. My career in law enforcement has trained me to listen to people when considering a problem, to keep an open mind until gathering all the information, and ultimately making a sound, informed decision. I truly believe that this approach will serve our community well, and it will be an honor to occupy a seat on our council.
My time with the town has allowed me to foster relationships with employees and department heads, to gain a perspective of any issues that exist, and best practices on how to address them. I am confident that I have developed the necessary skills for this important position, and I know that my law enforcement background and work history make me uniquely qualified to hold this office.
Please consider supporting me through this upcoming election and, with your vote, we will continue to make the town a great place to live, work and shop.