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The Sun election coverage: village of Hamburg

Village elections will take place in Hamburg on Tuesday, March 18 at the village hall. Below are the local candidates who are running for office.

Thomas Moses
Village Mayor
Thomas Moses Sr.

Thomas Moses Sr., a village of Hamburg resident for more than 50 years, is running unopposed for reelection as the Hamburg mayor.

He served as recreation supervisor for 32 years.

In addition to being the mayor of the village of Hamburg, he serves as police and fire commissioner and represents the village on the following committees: liaison to other governments; Hamburg Industrial Development Agency; Hamburg Health Council; Hamburg School Board and public relations.

He is a parishioner of Saint Bernadette Parish, a member of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, vice president of the Hamburg Counseling Center and a member of the board of directors of Hillcrest Cemetery.

He is the husband of Mary Lou, the father of Thomas Jr. and Timothy, and the grandfather of six.

Thomas Tallman
Village Trustee
Thomas Tallman

Deputy Mayor and Village Trustee Thomas Tallman is running for reelection for one of two open Hamburg Village Board seats.

He was born and raised in the village of Hamburg. He and his wife Donna have been married for 31 years. They are the parents of Katherine, Emily and Rebecca and the grandparents of Owen and Austin.

He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1976 and from the State University of New York at Albany in 1980.

He was formerly employed by Riefler Concrete Products and is now a sales manager in the United Materials LLC building supply division.

He has been on the committee of, or liaison to, the following village entities: planning commission, Hamburg Development Company and Character Council of Hamburg. He is a catechist at Saints Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church.

Village Trustee
Mark Colmerauer

Mark Colmerauer is running for reelection for one of two open Hamburg Village Board seats.

A 1988 graduate of Hamburg High School and a 1992 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, Colmerauer returned to Hamburg in 2002. He was appointed as village trustee on Dec. 7, 2009.

Prior to serving as a trustee, Colmerauer represented the village of Hamburg on the Erie County Environmental Management Council, which advises the county Legislature and executive on environmental matters. He also volunteered on the village environmental committee, prior to his appointment as trustee.

His duties as village trustee include liaison to, and active member of, the environmental and traffic safety committees.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics and is a principal for American Consulting Professionals, an environmental, civil and transportation engineering firm.

He heads the Buffalo operations and serves as director of environmental, State Environmental Quality Review Act, renewable energy and planning projects.

Andrew Fleming
Village Judge
Attorney Andrew Fleming

Attorney Andrew Fleming is seeking reelection as village judge in the upcoming village elections.

Fleming, a partner in the Hamburg law firm of Chiacchia & Fleming LLP, has served as the village judge for the past eight years. Before that, he served as the village prosecutor for four years.

Fleming has been a practicing attorney for 28 years. He has extensive experience as an employment relations and personal injury attorney.

He was a Marine Corps infantry officer from 1979 – 1982. He is a board member of the Hamburg Alumni Foundation, an advocate for the Hamburg Knights of Columbus and a member of Churches in Action of Hamburg, Saint Luke’s Mission of Mercy Friends Board, Buffalo City Mission Corporate Roundtable and Hillcrest Cemetery Board of Directors.

He is a 1975 Hamburg High School graduate and a 1985 State University of New York at Buffalo Law School graduate. He and his family live on Central Avenue.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences as the village judge,” he said. “We have a great court staff and our team has done an excellent job in serving our community in an efficient, cost-effective and just manner. I look forward to continuing to serve our wonderful village of Hamburg.”

Timothy Kane
Village Judge
Timothy Kane

Timothy Kane is running for Hamburg village justice.

Kane is originally from Angola. He and his wife moved to Hamburg to start a family, in 2009. “We picked the village of Hamburg because of the small community and excellent school system,” he said. “I feel I am an excellent candidate, due to my experience.”

Kane holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Erie Community College.

He was a village justice in the village of Angola, and also worked as a police officer in the village of Angola and Gowanda, for many years.

He is currently employed as a registered nurse in the emergency room in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He is also the owner of a legal nurse consultant firm.

“I look forward to raising my family and spending a rewarding life in the village of Hamburg,” Kane said. “I feel my skills and experience can enhance our community.”

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