Tonawanda News


November 6, 2013

Republicans continue NT council dominance


Tonawanda News — Spencer, 36, who lost her Second Ward race, said she will consider running again. 

“I wasn’t raised here, my name is not well-known,” she said. “I learned that money matters and I ran on a shoestring budget. I think I did OK. I’ve come to love this city and I want to see it flourish.” 

Scott Kiedrowski, the Niagara County GOP chief and North Tonawanda clerk-treasurer, lauded his party’s ability to capture the city’s minor party lines, a fact Democrats have criticized as part of the reason for the Republican hegemony. 

Mark Houghton, the North Tonawanda Democratic Committee chair, said the group will now turn to an overhaul of its tactics and promised a new slate of candidates with more vigor and youth in two years. 

“It’s just a matter of getting these peoples’ names out,” he said, adding that bolstering the aging ranks of the committee and focusing on social media may also help. 

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