Choolokian: Knock on Every Door to Learn What We Need in a Run for Mayor

Glenn Choolokian is running for mayor of Niagara Falls and will primary Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino on the Democratic Party line.

The Friends of Glenn Choolokian cordially invite you and anyone you know to a fundraiser to help Glenn become the next mayor of Niagara Falls.

Choolokian’s fundraiser is on Wednesday May 3, 2023, at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the historic Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls.

Tickets are $50.00 per person. There will be the famous and wondrous Como cuisine, which has been a staple of Niagara Falls since the early 20th century.

Make checks out to: Friends of Glenn Choolokian, 1141 Garrett Avenue, Niagara Falls New York 14305. Or call (716) 579-0294

Now a word from Choolokian, who took some time out from his busy door to door campaigning, to describe his mayoral aspirations.

Your Chance for Change

By Glenn Choolokian

There is no experience that prepares you better when you are running for political office than going door to door during the campaign season.

The campaign trail isn’t meant to be a simple game of math, where a candidate figures out the best strategy to gather enough votes for a victory. That is what the trail has become for many, and is what’s wrong with politics today.

The campaign trail is meant to be an experience where a public servant, like myself, is tested and challenged through contact with voters at their doorsteps, at events, and even in daily life.

The campaign trail should be used as an experience to learn about your community, how it is today; what is happening right now. You can only learn that by walking the streets and meeting voters face to face.

My campaign has taken me all over the city. I have walked and will continue to walk throughout every area, in every neighborhood in Niagara Falls.

My door knocking strategy has allowed me to knock on over 2,000 doors in our community so far.

I will continue to walk throughout my campaign, and hopefully I will cover almost every square inch of Niagara Falls.

Thank You

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who signed my petition to get me on the ballot, and those who asked for a lawn sign. I am especially humbled by all the citizens who said I have already earned their vote.

My campaign for mayor is about bringing people together for a stronger community and a better future for Niagara Falls.

As you may know, I have actively talked about creating change in our city. I believe there are workable solutions that will enhance our community. But before I can serve, I must conduct an aggressive campaign to be successful in this.

Massive negative and false information has marred recent elections. Over the next three months, I will spread a positive message detailing my plan, which I believe will help turn our once great city around.

Niagara Falls Residents: Let’s take our city back from the special interest groups and elected officials beholden to them.

Now, before it is too late.

There’s no mystery why we’re drowning in spending. Out of town groups and their armies of lobbyists have cozied up to our public officials to shove their special interest projects down our throats, while regular citizens remain voiceless and powerless.

Our current city leaders are happy to bend backwards for these groups and throw residents under the bus. To stop this, it will take a strong and dedicated leader to step forward with a vision to help restore the heritage of the great City of Niagara Falls, and I believe I can be that leader.

I always said, “it should be about the people and businesses who are here,” and that should be the top priority of our elected officials.

Niagara Falls is an awesome community with great people. I have met people from all walks of life on nearly every street in the city. We have great people here who still care about what happens to our city.

People want new ideas and fresh energy. They are tired of the status quo. They want change. That is why I’m passionate about bringing change to Niagara Falls.

It is what the people want.

I think strong mayoral leadership can make a difference. I think a mayor with the right vision, and energy, a mayor with a plan for our future, can make the strong impact in our city.

Over the next couple of months, I will release a detailed plan focusing on how I intend to fix many problems that plagued our city for so many years.

My plan will focus on addressing the crime in Niagara Falls, bringing in major private development and livable wage jobs. My plan will talk about bringing back basic services, which includes fixing roads and sidewalks, plowing streets, cutting down dead and decaying trees and aggressive demolition of blighted properties.

Finally, I learned so many things about myself and our community on the campaign trail. I have been blessed with the support of family, friends, and hundreds of volunteers and donors. I am humbled by the support and will work tirelessly to validate this if given the chance to be your next mayor.

Our next step is a kickoff fundraiser, which will be held at the Como Restaurant on May 3rd 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

As always, if you have questions about me or my campaign, please call me (579-0294), send me an email (, find us on Facebook, Instagram,
or contact me on my website at

And of course, if your lawn looks empty, let me know and I’ll put a sign or two there.

See you in your neighborhood soon

(Glenn A. Choolokian is a former Niagara Falls City Council member and Mayoral Candidate)

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