Edward Schintzius, a resident of Hanford Bay in the town of Hanover, has accepted the Taxpayer nomination for the position of Town Justice. Schintzius has worked in law enforcement for more than 38 years, retiring as an investigator from the office of the Niagara County District Attorney.
Schintzius has been married to his wife, Laurie, for 48 years. The Schintzius' have three daughters and five grandchildren. Schintzius was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged in 1968. He then joined the North Tonawanda Police Department and received his degree in criminal justice from Erie Community College. After 30 years of service, he retired as a detective. He then served two years in the U.S. Marshall service at the Federal Court House in Buffalo, and culminated his career with six years as an investigator for the Niagara County District Attorney.
During his years in law enforcement, Schintzius was the recipient of many awards for his service. He received awards from the YWCA for investigating domestic violence cases, the Niagara County Child Advocacy Center for investigative work with Child Abuse, the FBI for collaboration on investigations, the U.S. Border Patrol for investigating smuggling operations. He was awarded the Officer of the Year award by the North Tonawanda Police Department and the Outstanding Service Award from the Mayor of North Tonawanda.
Schintzius's service to his community did not stop with his retirement. He is a volunteer with the Silver Creek Habitat for Humanity and does volunteer work with the Silver Creek Food Pantry, remodeling, painting and doing the " handyman work" at the Pantry.
An avid fisherman, Schintzius is one of three community leaders in the campaign to dredge the Cattaraugus Creek. He and his colleagues are determined to keep this fishing treasure available for all future generations to enjoy.
In accepting the Taxpayer nomination, Schintzius stated, "I believe the position of Town Justice is best served by a person of integrity, proven dedication to professional conduct, to fairness, decisiveness and ethics. I have consistently strived to be that kind of person."
"When elected to serve, I will serve the Town of Hanover as I have served my entire career, with knowledge, understanding of the law, and fairness.
Schintzius is also the endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party.