Ron Delcamp has announced his candidacy for the town of Portland Highway Department Superintendent. He has been endorsed by the Republican and Conservative party lines, and is in a primary Sept. 10 seeking the Independence party line.
Delcamp, a current town highway employee with more than three decades of experience, entered the race to bring change and improvements to the highway department.
"As a taxpayer and an employee of the town of Portland Highway department for 31 years, I have seen the unnecessary spending of taxpayer money," Delcamp noted. "We have endured spending that could have been avoided with adequate planning and foresight. If elected, I will seek viable solutions to our problems and I will change the way we do business at the town of Portland Highway Department."
Delcamp, a lifetime residents of the town of Portland, lives on Thayer Road with his wife, Barb, of 40 years. They have three children, Tara, Jason and Thomas, along with seven grandchildren. Upon graduating from Brocton Central School in 1971, Delcamp enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of E-4, served in Vietnam and earned the Vietnam Service Ribbon. His local memberships include the Tri-Church Parish, John W. Dill American Legion Post 434, the Loyal Order of the Moose 118 and the CSEA Local 807 of Chautauqua County.