LOCKPORT, NY - April 24, 2013
Letter from Mike Norris
I hereby announce that I am leaving the position of Niagara County Republican Chairman effective immediately.
It has truly been a privilege and honor to serve as County Chairman for the past three and one half years and it certainly has been an exciting chapter in my life.
Today, the Lockport Town Board appointed me as Town Attorney.
The position of Town Attorney will require me to commit a significant amount of my time and energy to providing legal services to the Town of Lockport. There are only so many hours in one day.
Being Chairman of the Niagara County Republican Committee is very demanding and requires a leader who can devote a great amount of effort to our organization. I have worked tirelessly as Chairman, but with my additional professional obligations, it is simply not viable to maintain this level of involvement and it is not in my nature to do a job in a half-hearted manner. Therefore, I have concluded that the right thing to do is to pass the torch to a new leader at this time. First Vice Chairman Scott Kiedrowski will become acting Niagara County GOP Chairman effective immediately.
I would like to thank State Senator George Maziarz, Chairman Emeritus Henry Wojtaszek, Acting Chairmen Scott Kiedrowski, Second Vice Chairman James Heuer, Secretary Marcus Hall, Treasurer Ross Annable, the Town and City Chairpersons, Members of the Executive and County Republican Committee, Elections Commissioner Mary Ann Casamento and her staff, all Republican Elected Officials who represent Niagara County, State Chairman Ed Cox and his staff, fellow Republican County Chairman from Western New York, and the hundreds of financial supporters and volunteers who I have had the pleasure to interact with as Chairman and for all that you do to make our Republican organization succeed here in Niagara County and Western New York. We have a tremendous team and it is one that we should all be very proud to be a part of.
President George H.W. Bush once said, "The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds."
So, please know that as this chapter ends and a new one begins for both me and the Niagara County GOP, I have valued the trust that you have placed in me, I worked very hard to make our organization stronger, I pledge to offer my full assistance to ensure a smooth transition and I am extremely grateful to each and every one of you who helped in so many countless ways to make my tenure as Chairman a most successful, fulfilling and enjoyable one.