I voted as an independent my entire life until one of my town councilmen talked to me about becoming a Republican in his barn a few years ago. I supported Dan Burling until he retired; he even called me once from his drugstore and thanked me. I also supported Assemblyman Smardz until he dropped out.
I have since supported David DiPietro for the 147th Assembly and I have never led anybody to believe otherwise. I made this decision because he is the most qualified. As a family business owner he knows first-hand, the obstacles facing the small businesses and farmers in our district.
As mayor of East Aurora, DiPietro cut taxes three years in a row by consolidating services, privatizing garbage pick-up, eliminating village-owned vehicles for government employees, and cutting salaries. While cutting taxes he found money for two new fire trucks and a four-wheel drive emergency vehicle for the fire department.
Over the years his cooperation and leadership have greatly benefitted the many alliances and coalitions that he actively supports. He brought fireworks back to East Aurora’s Independence Day celebration, helped raise $50,000 for a new roof at the Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center, helped find $30,000 in funding for an F-4 Jet for the American Legion, and is a major fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club.
David DiPietro was elected (thus endorsed) by the Republican voters of Wyoming County in the primary. He is also endorsed by: the New York Conservative Party; the Erie County GOP Committee Chair; 11 town GOP chairs in Erie County (including Elma), and several Wyoming County Town GOP chairs.
On Nov. 6, I urge voters in the 147th District to vote for David DiPietro, an active community supporter who knows how to get things done.