Dearmyer Takes on Issue of Abandoned/Foreclosed Homes

September 9, 2013

Buffalo, NY

Lynn Dearmyer, candidate for the Erie County Legislature announced today that her efforts working with Cheektowaga Councilman Charlie Markel, successfully returned two foreclosed homes that have been abandoned by JP Morgan Chase on Chapel Avenue.

The efforts started when Dearmyer was notified by one of her neighbors that the bank had not been keeping up with property maintenance and that kids were breaking into 257 Chapel Avenue. In an effort to resolve this matter, Lynn contacted Councilman Markel to inquire about what could be done to secure the home and inform the bank of their responsibilities. At that time the Town of Cheektowaga boarded up the doors to the home. It wasn’t long after that the kids got into the home through the windows; so the Town came and boarded those up.

The second home, 68 Chapel Avenue, unlike the other, had been winterized and the bank was keeping up with the lawn cutting.

Although both homes were owned by the same bank, JP Morgan Chase, each home was being handled quite differently. Throughout the process, Dearmyer and Markel communicated with each other and at times with the surrounding neighbors.

Late last week signs went up telling the community who owns the home – JP Morgan Chase – and the number to contact them to complain. One of the homes – 257 Chapel Avenue – the boarded up house, is scheduled to be demolished early next week. Dearmyer said, “I greatly appreciate Councilman Markel’s leadership regarding the homes on Chapel Avenue.”

This is one of the things that Dearmyer has seen consistently while walking to over 4,000 homes within the 7th District – foreclosed and bank abandoned homes and the surrounding neighbors are rightfully concerned. Dearmyer stated “Once elected, I look forward to working with our City, Town and County leaders to hold these banks accountable.”

Lynn Dearmyer is a candidate for Erie County Legislature, 7th District, which includes Cheektowaga, Sloan, South Buffalo and Kaisertown. She has earned the endorsements of Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner, County Executive Mark Poloncarz, outgoing 7th District Legislator and Majority Leader Tom Mazur. Along with the United Autoworkers, Painters and Allied Trades, Buffalo Teacher Federation, Women’s TAP Fund and the Stonewall Democrats.

Poloncarz Endorses Dearmyer for Legislature

County Executive Cites Dearmyer’s Community Advocacy and Private Sector Experience

August 29, 2013

Today, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz endorsed Lynn Dearmyer in her quest to be the next Erie County Legislator for the 7th Legislative District. Poloncarz is the highest ranking elected official in Erie County and a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Poloncarz is widely recognized as being a fiscal watchdog for the people of Erie County and is credited with changing the culture in county government with a focus on providing core services to Erie County residents.

“Lynn Dearmyer has spent many successful years in the private sector and her community advocacy is unmatched,” said Poloncarz. “Lynn understands the issues facing the residents of the 7th Legislative District and she shares my vision for making Erie County stronger and a better place to live, work and raise our families. I am pleased to endorse her candidacy for the Legislature and know she will be a strong advocate for the residents of the 7th District.”

“I am honored to have the support of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.” said Dearmyer. “The future of Erie County is brighter under his leadership and through his ability to work with the County Legislature to move our community forward. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with him to deliver important services to the residents of the 7th District.”

Lynn Dearmyer is a candidate for Erie County Legislature, 7th District, which includes Cheektowaga, Kaisertown and part of South Buffalo. Lynn has been hard at work for the last few months trying to personally reach as many folks as possible; knocking on over 3,300 doors.

Erie County Executive Poloncarz’s endorsement follows the endorsements of the outgoing Erie County Legislator and Majority Leader Tom Mazur and Erie County Democratic Committee Chairman Jeremy Zellner. Primary Day is Tuesday, September 10th.

Lynn Dearmyer Knocks on 3,000 Doors in the 7th District

August 13, 2013

Lynn Dearmyer, Democratic candidate for the Erie County Legislature’s 7th District, which encompasses Cheektowaga (excluding Depew) and portions of South Buffalo and Kaisertown, knocked on her 3,000th door last night. 

In the first ten weeks of this campaign, Dearmyer has personally knocked on doors within the district nearly every single night, and has worn out the soles on a pair of sneakers. Dearmyer is committed to walking every single evening, Saturdays and Sundays, and personally meeting the people who live in the community.

“I feel it is my responsibility to do the hard work if I want my family, friends, and supporters to give up any of their time to help me,” says Dearmyer. “Walking door-to-door and speaking with the hardworking people of this district is by far the best part of running for elected office.”

With only 4 weeks until the Democratic Primary election, Dearmyer shows no signs of slowing down. “I’ll be out there right up until Primary Day with the hope of reaching all of the neighborhoods within the 7th District and I am confident that no one will out-work me.”

If you would like to learn more about Lynn Dearmyer, volunteer your time or put a lawn sign on your lawn please call (716) 560-5064, visit or you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Painters District Council #4 Endorses Democrat Lynn Dearmyer For Erie County’s 7th Legislative District

July 24, 2013

Buffalo, NY

Painters District Council #4, one of the largest painter’s unions in New York State, today announced their endorsement of Democratic Legislative candidate Lynn Dearmyer in her campaign to replace retiring longtime Democratic Legislator and Majority Leader Tom Mazur in Erie County’s 7th Legislative District.

“Erie County families deserve a fighter who will stand with them each and every day,” said Democratic candidate Lynn Dearmyer. “I am honored to receive the support of Painters District Council #4 and look forward to getting to work so that Erie County remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Painters District Council #4 represents more than 2,000 painters, glaziers, drywall finishers, glassworkers, billboard posters, printing pressworkers and prenatal/perinatal healthcare workers in New York State. Their members are represented in 33 counties in both Western and Central New York.

Lynn Dearmyer Annouces Candidacy for Erie County Legislature

June 6, 2013

Lynn Dearmyer, a lifelong resident of Cheektowaga, Human Resources professional, and community advocate, today announced that she is running for the Erie County Legislature in the7th District. Dearmyer is a 1994 graduate of Maryvale High School and received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Villa Maria College. She has worked in the Human Resources field for over a decade and is currently the Business Development Manager for Globalquest Staffing Solutions, Inc. Dearmyer is a member of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Kindred Chapter #669 Order of the Eastern Star and sits on the Membership Committee of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

“I am running for County Legislature because I want to fight for the residents and taxpayers of the 7th District,” said Dearmyer. “We do not need a professional politician who is looking for a promotion. I am a private citizen who has seen firsthand the disastrous consequences that can come from government complacency. The taxpayers of our district deserve to have someone in the County Legislature who speaks with their voice and is willing hold public officials accountable.”

Dearmyer has been endorsed by outgoing Legislature Majority Leader Tom Mazur. In supporting Dearmyer, Mazur said, “Lynn Dearmyer is an energetic and hardworking woman. She has proven herself through community activism and she will be a full time legislator and a strong voice in the Erie County Legislature. Her independence will be refreshing.”

Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner also announced that the committee is fully supporting Lynn Dearmyer.

“I am proud to endorse Lynn Dearmyer for the Erie County Legislature,” said Chairman Zellner. “It has been my mission to open up the doors of our party to fresh blood and new ideas, and Lynn embodies those ideas. She is a relative newcomer to politics who has already made a real impact of the lives of Erie County residents through her community work and volunteer efforts.”

Dearmyer has over a decade of experience in the private sector and was recently recognized as one of Buffalo Business First’s Forty Under 40 awardees. She is also a volunteer and committee member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of WNY.

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