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By KATRINA ZEPLOWITZ | CANDIDATE FOR 146th NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY |

September 28, 2022 in #TheAmherstBee #AmherstNY @KatZeplowitz



I recently met with local residents concerned about the Westwood project and heard first hand their frustration with the lack of transparency coming from Assemblymember Karen McMahon and Supervisor Brian Kulpa. I share those concerns, especially when it comes to the recent $1 million in funding announcement from Assemblymember McMahon on a property the town does not even own yet or have a memorandum of understanding for any work to begin. It is inappropriate and a campaign ploy having a state assemblymember promise money for a project before an agreement is even in place. Will this project ever get off the ground or is it just another campaign rouse and splash in the news to gain attention with no open public plan ready to be executed? I won’t bring my child to a brownfield to play until I know how exactly the site was remediated. The public needs to know the contaminants present, along with the cost and timeline for remediation. This original land swap deal, having passed on the last day and hours of the NYS Assembly legislative session, provides me with little confidence that residents will have any open and transparent knowledge ahead of time. The costs will end up on the backs of taxpayers with little transparency on the plans as they develop. Every time the plans change on a project, especially involving park lands or greenspace, there should be a public meeting and/or an online system for residents to see the updates and voice their opinions. Assemblymember Karen McMahon and Supervisor Brian Kulpa owe residents open and honest answers about this project.


Katrina Zeplowitz Williamsville Candidate for NYS

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Message from Brian D. Rusk, Chair @AmherstNYGOP

"The Amherst Republican Committee proudly participated with a program September 26th, 2022 regarding election integrity. 150 people attended concerned with voter records, registration, and absentee ballots.


Board of Elections Commissioner, Ralph M. Mohr, was detailed, brilliant and helpful.


Democracy is alive with the Amherst GOP."

Respectfully,

Brian D. Rusk, Chairman

Amherst Republican Committee

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JEFFREY F. VOELKL, ESQ.


To the Amherst Republican Committee:


There is a tremendous potential candidate for Amherst Town Justice with Jeffrey Voelkl.

Jeff has been Williamsville Village Justice for 19 years, has been an Accessible Magistrate

for Erie County and an Acting Judge in Cheektowaga. Judge Voelkl is firm, bright and

compassionate. Jeffrey would be an excellent Amherst Town Justice.


JUDICIAL POSITIONS


JUDGE – VILLAGE OF WILLIAMSVILLE COURT, Williamsville, New York

(Elected: July 2003 – Present)


ACCESSIBLE MAGISTRATE – Erie County

(Appointed September 2020 – September 2021)


ACTING JUDGE – CHEEKTOWAGA TOWN COURT, Cheektowaga, New York

(Appointed: March 2020 – July 2020)


ACTING JUDGE – BUFFALO CITY COURT, Buffalo, New York

(Appointed: December 2005 – 2013)


ACTING JUDGE – TONAWANDA CITY COURT, Tonawanda, New York

(Appointed: January 2009 – 2013)


ACTING JUDGE – GRAND ISLAND TOWN COURT, Grand Island, New York

(Appointed: 2017)


Respectfully Submitted,

Brian D. Rusk, Chair Amherst Republican Committee


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