FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2023
CHRISSY CASILIO ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE Business owner, community leader, emphasizes need for change in leadership
(Clarence, NY) – Life–long Erie County resident, small business owner, and community leader Chrissy Casilio, announced her campaign for Erie County Executive today.
The owner of a local marketing firm, Casilio pointed to the fiscal pressures faced by families and businesses alike and emphasized that a change in leadership was necessary to get Erie County and its economy moving again.
“As a taxpayer and a mother, I know how difficult it is for families in Erie County to make ends meet. As a small business owner, I know the struggles so many companies face just to try and survive in this post–pandemic economy,” stated Casilio. “After 17 years in County Government, it has never been clearer that Mark Poloncarz does not understand Erie County residents‘ challenges. We need new leadership to move our community forward,” she added.
Endorsed by the Erie County Republican Party over the weekend, Casilio said her candidacy represents new leadership and a more cooperative and collaborative approach to governing. She promised to be a better partner in government with the county’s twenty–three cities, towns, and villages than Poloncarz has been and stressed her belief that the county executive must work with and address the needs of every community across Erie County.
“Too many communities have been forgotten and ignored by this administration,” said Casilio. “I want every city, town, and village to know that when I am County Executive, they will have a partner in the Rath Building they can rely on, not a politician whose motives and behavior they can’t trust.”
A graduate of the University at Buffalo with a degree in journalism, Casilio founded her marketing and public relations firm in 2013. Active in her community, she was the youngest president of the Clarence Rotary Club where she spearheaded the development of the Clarence Veterans Memorial, a million–dollar public–private partnership that honors local veterans.