Tonawanda News —
Witryol made an unsuccessful bid to unseat Maziarz in 2010 and said she is trying again because she believes the district - which, as a result of statewide redistricting, will include the city of Niagara Falls in 2013 - needs leadership that “looks past the 24-month election cycle.” She said she’s most concerned about middle class families in the area, people whom she says have been negatively impacted by a “culture of corruption” that she believes has permeated politics and government in the Niagara Region for years. She said the evidence of the impact can be found in the region’s high taxes, unemployment and general lack of growth.
“I’m running for state senate because I want you and your children to have a better life,” she said. “I don’t aspire to a career in Albany. I truly believe corruption is the single biggest drain on our economy.”
As the endorsed Democrat, Witryol will remain on the ballot in the November general election regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s primary. Moriarity needs to win in order to stay in the race beyond this week.