Erie County Democrats today nominated local attorney Joel Feroleto as their candidate for the Delaware District Council seat recently vacated by Michael LoCurto. The Democratic Committee submitted the necessary paperwork to the Board of Elections this morning to ensure Feroleto will appear as the Democratic candidate on the General Election ballot in November.

“After consulting with leaders in our community and local party, Joel emerged as the best candidate for this seat,” said Erie County Democratic Committee Chair Jeremy Zellner. “ Joel represents the heart of the Delaware District: he is a lifelong resident of those neighborhoods and comes from a family with a long history of public service. Joel has worked not only in the New York State Senate, but he has also served as a Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff in the Council. He will bring the perspective of a new generation of leadership to the Delaware District, while building on the progressive legacy of former Councilmember Michael LoCurto.”