Weekly Feature



2017-09-07 / Front Page

GOP supervisor nominee to be determined in primary election

by CHRIS GRAHAM
Editor

The race for supervisor between incumbent Patrick Keem and political newcomer Edward Shanahan hits a significant checkpoint on Tuesday, Sept. 12, when Republican voters will decide who receives the nod for the GOP line in November.

Keem was elected supervisor in 2013. According to a release from the Orchard Park Republican Committee, Keem’s campaign focuses on public safety, fiscal responsibility, improved infrastructure and a more transparent and accountable government.

The supervisor has received the endorsements of the Independence, Conservative and Reform parties, along with an endorsement from the Orchard Park Republican Committee.

Keem will match up against Shanahan, a two-year resident of Orchard Park, who is running to create a better relationship between the residents of the town and local government.

Shanahan has worked for Emerald Services of WNY, a general site work company, since he was 16.

According to Shanahan’s website, his platform for town government includes open communication between residents and members of the Town Board and department managers, community outreach and accountability.

Shanahan will also be running unopposed on the Orchard Park Voice line.

For more information on Keem’s campaign, visit www.patkeem.com. For more information on Shanahan’s campaign, visit www.shanahan4op.com.

In the race for county clerk, Conservative party voters will choose either Michael Kearns or Daniel Stelley in deciding which candidate will represent the party line in the fall elections.

Kearns is also being challenged by Krystyna Karstedt on the Independence line. His name will appear on the Reform line as well.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

For more information about the primary elections, including polling details, visit www.elections.erie.gov.

email: cgraham@beenews.com

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