Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers today announced she will seek re-election this November to the 1st Legislative District which cover the Town of Porter and part of Lewiston. Myers was first elected in 2019 following the death of long-timer legislator, Clyde Burmaster.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated my first term in office and I believe the focus going forward is how do we rebuild our economy from this,” said Myers. “Through solid management and prudent spending, Niagara County finances are in pretty good shape as we continue to stay under the property tax cap while providing services. Now we need to use federal stimulus dollars to help our local, small businesses get back on their feet.”
Myers said much of her focus continues to be on making sure the CWM site cannot expand and the company properly monitors the site.”
“The health and safety of our residents is always my top priority and the legacy of environmental contamination in our community must continue to be addressed,” said Myers. “I’m always going to make sure Niagara County continues to partner with our local government on these issues.”
Myers said she has been able to collaborate with her colleagues in the Legislature who represent similar districts to make progress on several issues including addressing Lake Ontario flooding, battling the loss of agricultural land to industrial wind and solar projects and investing in rural roads and bridges.
“There are many big issues that face us every day and my goal is to work with my colleagues, our state and federal leaders and our local governments to find solutions,” said Myers. “Whether it’s an international issue like shoreline flooding or a local issue like expanding the network of trails across northern Niagara County, we need to deliver results for our residents.”
Myers is the endorsed candidate of the Republican and Conservative Committees.