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New Year, New Members for Erie County Council

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Erie County Council met for its first regular meeting of 2014 on Tuesday. It was also the first meeting for the two newest members,  Jay Breneman and Andre Horton.

Both said it has been a long journey getting here, and they're excited to finally take that seat on Erie County Council.

"The route of elections takes quite a bit of time and quite a bit of a toll, but I've been ready for this, I've been working a long time and I know what I'm looking forward to and that's working for the people of the 4th District of Erie County," said Breneman.

Horton, who is serving in the 2nd District, had a bit of a different route to get here. He wasn't the original winner for his party in the primary. A recount, though, proved he won by 10 votes.

"Even with that process, it's democracy in action," said Horton. "It builds character. Its a culmination of a lot of hard work of a lot of people. I've had a lot of people's support, now it's time for me to walk the walk."

Both members said they're most looking forward to bringing new perspective to council and new leadership to their districts.

"A more proactive approach to County Council," said Breneman. "That's something I feel my constituents can see if they follow my website and also social media. And anytime they want to reach out to me, I encourage that."

"Try to move forward in a way that we can keep the residents best interest first and limit other people's private agendas," said Horton. 

 

Horton is the first African American member of council, he's replacing Joe Giles who had the seat for over 30 years.

Breneman is replacing Whitey Cleaver, who served for eight years.
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