Wes Moore to run for County Legislator in LD-8
by Andrew Kulyk (@akulykUSRT) - posted 12:42 pm, February 20, 2013
Citing a lack of representation and citizen advocacy for the constituents of the 8th legislative district, Wes Moore, a financial services professional from Lancaster, today announced that he is a candidate for the position of Erie County Legislator.
A registered Democrat, Moore brings impressive credentials in the banking services sector to the table, having held branch manager positions with Wells Fargo, Greater Buffalo Savings Bank and Key Bank in recent years. He currently serves as Director of Strategic Alliances for MassMutual Financial Group and is based out of their Amherst office. He is a graduate of Westminster College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Additionally, Moore owns his consulting business, Marcellus Financial Services, which offers financial planning advice to a wide array of clie nts in the northeast.
A resident of Lancaster, Moore is married to wife Gabrielle for 12 years. They have one son, Ethan, 11. Locally, he is active with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Cheektowaga Soccer Club and Lancaster Youth Basketball.
Moore is admittedly new to politics, and has never sought elected office before. “We have no representation, we have a legislator who is tethered to his other high paying public sector job and can’t deliver basic representation for his district. His continued absence speaks volumes. I deserve better. My neighbors deserve better. The people of the 8th district deserve better.”
In the coming weeks, Moore will be reaching out to all members of the Democratic Committee within the district, local leaders, community groups and other stakeholders to assess their needs and solicit their support. “I promise a vigorous campaign. We will be talking issues. We will be talking about the problems, and the opportunities for greatness, that lie before Erie County,” said Moore.
The 8th legislative district comprises the Town of Alden, Town of Lancaster, Village of Depew, and a swath of the eastern portion of the Town of Cheektowaga, including the Losson/Borden area and Southline.