For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The Erie County Democratic Executive Committee has nominated Newstead Zoning Board of Appeals member Adam Burg for Newstead Town Board in this November’s general election.
Burg, who has served on the Zoning Board for 10 years, is a life-long Newstead resident, vice president of the town’s historical society, and former president of the Akron Lion’s Club. His grandfather, Douglas Burg, served as council member from 1962 to 1981 and town supervisor from 1981 to 1983.
“This is a great honor and another chance to give back to a town that has given so much to my family and me,” Burg said. “On the zoning board I’ve had the opportunity to shape Newstead’s future, and this takes that opportunity to the next level. I’m grateful to the executive committee for its support, and to ECDC Chair Jeremy Zellner and Newstead Chair Justin Rooney for their great encouragement.”
“I grew up with Adam, and I know his roots in Newstead are as deep as his committment to its success,” town committee Chair Rooney said. “He’s demonstrated his devotion to public service on the zoning board, and he’ll continue a true family tradition when he joins the town council in January.”
“Adam is the ideal candidate – someone who knows his community and understands the needs and challenges of its people and taxpayers,” ECDC Chair Zellner said. “Our committee’s goal is to provide the very best leadership at every level of government in Erie County, and we have that in Adam Burg.”
Burg and his wife, Heather, have a two-year-old daughter, Blair. He is a licensed insurance agent with the Fred E. Thomas Agency and a real estate salesperson with Hunt Real Estate.