Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi announced today he would seek another term representing Niagara County’s 11th District, which covers the Town of Pendleton and parts of the City and Town of Lockport.  Nemi is the endorsed candidate of the Republican and Conservative committees.

“It has been my distinct honor to serve my community in the Legislature, and I believe we have accomplished a great deal, especially with county finances,” said Nemi.  “I’m proud that we have consistently produced budgets that are under the tax cap while maintaining a high level of service.”

The current 11th District Legislator says the focus needs to be on rebuilding the community. “We need to do whatever we can to help businesses recover and begin growing again, especially small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy and provide the most jobs for our residents.”  He added, “The economic growth in Pendleton and the City and Town of Lockport was definitely on the right track before the pandemic, and it’s my job, through our economic development initiatives, to help businesses rebound.”

Addressing the future flow and use of federal relief dollars, Nemi said, “Beyond helping businesses with those funds, we need to invest in our infrastructure because those projects help promote growth and they put people to work.” Nemi identified the Tonawanda Creek Road rehabilitation as a great example.

Lastly, Nemi says he will continue fighting against industrial solar and wind projects that are opposed by local communities.  “I have repeatedly said that no one is against green energy, but New York State should not ignore the wishes of a community, override local zoning ordinances and essentially force these projects on us.” He added, “We will fight Albany and New York City politicians to preserve the character of our communities.”