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APR 21 - APR 28, 2015

Brochey Narrows His Options, But Still May Decide to Not Run

By Frank Parlato

April 21, 2015

Calvin Coolidge (above) said, "I do not choose to run for President in 1928."
Will Dennis Brochey say, " I do not choose to run for Supervisor in 2015"?
There is a resemblance. Take away the goatee and give him a top hat and Brochey might pass for Coolidge.

Last week The Niagara Falls Reporter told readers that Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey may not run for reelection and was considering four different options concerning his future political career.

Brochey said he might run for the seat that retiring Bill Ross currently occupies in the county legislature.

He might retire altogether and divide his time between his home in Lewiston and a new second home he purchased in Las Vegas, with a mountain view in the back and a panoramic view of the Vegas Strip from the front.

Or he might just run again for supervisor or last but not least he said he is considering running for town highway superintendant, a position now held by Republican Doug Janese.

Brochey is the sole Democrat on the five person town board.

Last week his options were four. This week he has narrowed the list down to three.

He had been asked and he formally and politely declined the invitation of Niagara County Democratic Chairman Nick Forster to run - with full party support - for county legislator.

Brochey told the Reporter he has seven important items on his things to get accomplished before his term ends.

The Reporter is waiting for that list.

"I have so much work to be done in Lewiston," he said," and I think I can do much more."

For now, Brochey sounds sincere. He really hasn't made up his mind.
And why should he.

He doesn't owe anything to anybody once his term is over.

One minute he is talking about solving drainage issues as the next Highway Superintendent, the next minute, he is telling about how his wife wishes he would take a nice long vacation in Vegas near their grandchildren and then he suddenly launches into the importance of preserving, insuring it for posterity, the Frontier House.

"I know my wife's strategy," Brochey said. "She'll go out to Las Vegas and get the grand kids on the phone and ask me to come out there. You know how grandparents are with their grand kids." 

Some quotes of Calvin Coolidge

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong."

It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.

I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.

I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.

Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."

They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.





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