HAMBURG — Lifelong Hamburg resident Ted Casey has been endorsed by the Hamburg Democratic Committee for the position of highway superintendent.
Casey kicked off his campaign by meeting with residents door-to-door and attending many summer events around town, in a stated effort of listening to residents’ concerns and to convey his vision for Hamburg’s future.
“My message is simple,” Casey said. “I’m not seeking a retirement job, but a career in public service for the residents of Hamburg. “I have the energy, determination and education required to meet the challenges that face the highway superintendents of the future.”
Casey said that his goal is to ensure that the quality of local roads and parks contribute to making Hamburg the “flagship community of Western New York. To do this, I will bring my extensive business and union background experience to create an efficiently run department. I will work responsively with residents, to ensure that the Hamburg Highway Department is no longer perceived as a one-way street.”
Casey is a senior manager for a Western New York manufacturing company with more than 20 years of experience in industrial and construction safety, labor relations and lean management principles.
He graduated from Frontier Central Schools in 1985 and was raised in Lake View, where he currently resides with his family.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in financial economics from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and a master’s degree in safety management/environmental studies from the University of Rochester. He is Six Sigma certified.
“I am honored to run for this position and vow to be a hands-on leader,” he said. “This position is very much about interacting with the community, to understand and resolve issues to the satisfaction of all.”
Casey will host a meet-and-greet at Columbo’s on Lake View Road from 6 – 8 p.m. on Oct. 8.
“I’ll change the direction of the position and put professionalism and relevant experience and qualifications over politics and patronage,” Casey added, about his goals. “It’s time that Hamburg’s elected officials put the residents first.”