Shaw Responds to Withdrawal of Hamburg Town Supervisor Challenger
Hamburg, NY April 24, 2017 -- Leading Candidate for Hamburg Town Supervisor, Jim Shaw, today responded to Democratic challenger, John Gilmour’s, withdrawal from the race.
“I commend John Gilmour, for the vision of unity he offered in withdrawing his candidacy for town supervisor,” Shaw said. “John and I have become friends and, in time, will become great friends. I look forward to working with John and all Hamburg residents in our shared commitment to caring about our community and putting the town's interests first.”
Shaw announced his candidacy on April 7 th. In making the announcement, the lifelong Hamburg resident spoke of his commitment to the Hamburg community.
“I care about Hamburg as the community my family has called home now for four generations. That is why I have given over 50 years of my time and talents to community causes and why the time seemed right to become a candidate for supervisor. Running a town of the size and scope of Hamburg is a full-time, focused responsibility. At this point in my life I have the resources, energy and time to devote to those responsibilities. When elected, I intend to restore effective leadership to the Supervisor’s office, thereby making a difference for all Hamburg families and generations to come.”
Shaw has stated that he will seek the support of the Democrats as well as affiliated political parties and organizations. “I have been a loyal Democrat for 45 years. However, I also know to effectively serve as a public official, I must work with all sides on every issue. That is why I encourage the support of my party, along with individuals and organizations that believe in and care about fair, honest and open government.