HANOVER - The Democratic Club in the Town of Hanover held their "Meet the Candidates Night" at the Silver Creek VFW on Wednesday.
An enthusiastic group took time to enjoy a great meal and to hear from the Hanover Democratic Candidates. Kevin O'Connell, who is running for Hanover Town Councilman, addressed the group with his vision for the future. Kevin want to bring a variety of ideas to the table to foster debate and discussion to encourage consensus. He also sees a need for a bipartisan town board where all views are represented. He further sees a need for a comprehensive plan for the development of the Rtes 5 & 20 business corridor. O'Connell encouraged all present to remind friends, neighbors and relatives to participate in the process and vote.
Alan Hall, who is running for Hanover Town Justice, spoke to the gathering about his decision to seek the Justice position. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to be educated in this new area. He is also intent on serving on the court with the integrity and dedication with which the retiring Justice John Kohler served for so many years. Hall also stressed he need to get out the vote, asking each person at the event to talk to his neighbors, family and friends.
David Wilder, incumbent seeking reelection to the Chautauqua Legislature, was unable to attend as he was at the Legislative session. His wife read a message to the group prepared by Wilder. His message outlined his work on the Legislature for the past two terms and his desire to continue serving. Wilder outlined the need for the county to encourage people and businesses to stay in the area. He also stressed the importance of this local election and urged everyone present to get out the vote.