Source: Amherst Bee
Marlette Amherst Council Member Guy Marlette said on Tuesday that he will run for the 5th District seat in the Erie County Legislature.
The 5th District comprises approximately two-thirds of the Town of Amherst, including the hamlets of Snyder and Eggertsville and the Village of Williamsville.
Marlette, a Republican who is also Amherst’s deputy supervisor, was first elected to office in 2007. He is also vice-president of Alternative Information Systems, a high-end technology company with 30 full-time employees.
“My past experience to several high-profile committees in the town and my volunteer and community involvement makes me uniquely qualified to represent the residents of the 5th District and Erie County,” Marlette said in a prepared statement.
According to Marlette, he would plan to bring a common sense approach to county government, working toward the best solutions to unify the county. Marlette is currently in the final year of his second Town Board term. In the Town of Amherst, board members are limited to serving no more than two consecutive terms.
Marlette is currently the liaison to the Amherst Traffic Safety Board, Historic Preservation, the Youth Board, the Recreation Commission and Eggertsville Community Organization. He is also the current president of The Hope Center Executive Board, immediate past-president of the Rotary Club of Amherst South and past-president of the Amherst Youth Foundation.
Marlette said the job is not about politics or political affiliation.
“It’s about what you have actually done, what you are capable of doing, and your commitment to the district, the county and the residents,” he said.
Marlette added that he believes a public servant who is in touch with his constituents on an ongoing basis best serves the community.
“Erie County continues to face fiscal challenges, and I will bring to the Legislature the same experience and work ethic that I have brought to the Town Board, which has provided fiscal stability, lower taxes, accountability and cooperation.”
Marlette will be campaigning for the seat currently occupied by incumbent Democrat Thomas Loughran, who is seeking re-election.
Source: Amherst Bee