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Akron, NY— Newstead Town Board candidate Patricia Pope has made it official after receiving the official nomination from the Republican and Independence Parties. She is joined on the ticket by the Hon. Dennis Freeman, someone that has selflessly served the Akron-Newstead community for over 25 years. Judge Freeman has received bipartisan support across the board and will not have an opponent this year.
A vacancy on the Town Board was created when former Town Councilman and local entrepreneur and community activist Jeannine Morlacci resigned from her post earlier this year. The interview process brought the
town many great candidates and left local leaders with some tough decisions to make. The Newstead Republican Committee voted and nominated Patricia Pope to be the Republican candidate for Town Board. She secured the Independence Party nomination shortly thereafter.
Patricia Pope is an assistant public defender for the Orlean’s County Public Defender’s Office and has had a private law practice based out of Akron for the last 14 years that is primarily focused on representing children in
Family Court proceedings and parents in adoption proceedings. Patty is also an advocacy volunteer and support group facilitator for the Alzheimers Association and an ombudsman in the NYS Long Term Care Facility Program. Last year she received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.
“I am looking to use my skill set to serve the community and I believe that a position on the Town Board would be a perfect opportunity,” said Pope. “My experience advocating for children, the elderly, and underprivileged
has provided me with strong communication skills and the ability to work out agreements under the most challenging of circumstances. Most importantly, I am passionate about helping people and am enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve the community.”

Find out more by visiting Patty’s Facebook page @ Patricia Pope for Newstead Town Board

Burg nominated for Newstead Town Board

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Adam Burg

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.

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Jacobs Given A Rating from Gun Owners of America New York and A+ Rating from Second Amendment Show

For Immediate Release

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressional Candidate Chris Jacobs (NY-27) was given an A Rating from the Gun Owners of America New York (GOANYS) following a vote by members at its recent meeting, and an A+ Rating from the Second Amendment Show. Continue reading “*Press Release* Chris Jacobs”