Trane Seeks Lewiston Highway Superintendent Appointment, Will Run For Post

Dave Trane has announced he is seeking both the Lewiston Town Board’s appointment as town Highway Superintendent and will be running for the office in the November elections.   The position has been vacant since February with the death of Douglas Janese who was re-elected last November in a narrow victory over Dave Trane.

“I have made no public remarks up until now on the position out of respect for the Janese family,” Trane said. “But now is the time to publicly announce my interest in being appointed Highway Superintendent and running in the election this November.”

Trane is a retired Niagara Falls firefighter and before that service he worked for the New York State Department of Transportation for ten years. During his time with the Department of Transportation Trane worked as a laborer, equipment operator and crew chief. “I certainly know the work of road maintenance and construction and I can use those experiences to quickly move into the leadership position in the Lewiston Highway Department,” Trane said.

Trane has earned New York State Code Enforcement Officers Certificates for general construction principles and also has taken numerous courses at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations focusing on public employee law. Trane served as Vice President and President of Local 714, the Niagara Falls Firefighters Association.

“My background in labor relations is an important credential in managing the Highway Department,” Trane said. “We need to tap into the experience and dedication of our workforce to assure the most productive and efficient services for the people of Lewiston.”

The Lewiston Town Board has the authority to appoint an individual to fill the vacancy for Highway Superintendent until the special election in November. “I only ask that the Board makes its decision based on the credentials of the applicants for the position,” Trane said. “But it must be noted that as the Democratic candidate for Highway Superintendent in last November’s election, I lost by the slimmest of margins, only sev-en votes. If the Board looks at credentials and not partisan considera-tions, along with my proven support of the people of Lewiston, I am the logical choice for Lewiston Highway Superintendent, fully capable of taking on this important office.”

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