On Monday night, 75 Democratic Committee members of Erie County’s 4th District met at Brounshidle Post in Kenmore to make an endorsement for the County Legislature. John Crangle, chairman of the Town of Tonawanda Democratic Party nominated Ken-Ton School Board member and Tonawanda resident, Todd Potter, Jr., for the endorsement. The motion was backed by Grand Island’s Democratic Committee Chair Jim Sharpe. Potter was unanimously endorsed as the Democratic candidate for Erie County’s 4th Legislative District.
Potter hopes to restore bi-partisanship to county government. He wants to make meetings more accessible and transparent by increasing communication between all levels of local government. Potter is an advocate for public education and hopes to increase funding to ECC North campus. He also wants to advocate for a satellite campus on Grand Island to prevent the large student population in his district from leaving Erie County and enrolling in neighboring counties’ community colleges.
Potter has pledged to be an ambassador of the district for county government to ensure all residents are kept up to date on what county government is doing and how it is benefiting them.
Approaching just 24 years old, Potter says that encouraging youth participation has been a longtime mission of his. “By enabling and empowering our young adults to get involved in local decision making, we are not only protecting our youth but also our community’s future by growing a generation of informed and in-tune leaders,” Potter said. “My campaign is largely composed of young adults looking to get involved in politics for the first time - and I gladly welcome anybody in to get a firsthand look at local politics and decision making to show that anybody can effectuate positive change in their communities.”
Potter credits his time on the Board of Education where he oversaw the districts $150 million annual budget, and nearly 6,800 students, for preparing him well for taking on an additional role as Erie County Legislator of a majority of the Town of Tonawanda, Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda.
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