Cheektowaga, New York- Deputy Supervisor Brian Nowak is announcing his bid to serve as the next representative of Erie County’s 7th Legislative district, mounting a campaign to replace Assemblyman-elect Patrick Burke.

Nowak has worked with colleagues to increase government transparency, reduce property taxes, and stand up for workers whose rights have been infringed upon. Nowak is a volunteer firefighter at Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department and in August, he was named Cheektowaga’s Deputy Supervisor. He resides in the Town of Cheektowaga with his wife Holly.

Brian has shown a willingness to work with all colleagues in government, while maintaining political independence. His action on the issue of ensuring the safe rail transport for oil shipments, fighting to uphold the minimum wage for all workers, and advocacy for statewide healthcare reform are a demonstration of that work ethic:

“I believe we need legislators who are both working on critical issues at the local level, while also doing all they can to advocate for change at the state level and beyond. Serving Cheektowaga, Kaisertown, Sloan and South Buffalo as the next 7th district legislator would offer the opportunity to do more for my community,” said Nowak.

Brian represents a new wave of politically active people who are focused on making positive changes to their government. After heading the Buffalo For Bernie campaign during the 2016 presidential primary election, Brian ran a grassroots campaign for Cheektowaga Town Council. With an army of volunteers, Brian Nowak placed first in the Democratic primary against a field of seasoned political veterans.

“I don’t come from a political background. The support I have is from the people who want something different, something better from their politicians. My team of volunteers and I are energized and ready to run a spirited, issues oriented campaign”, said Nowak.