Amherst, NY – For years, Jacqui Berger has been “fighting for and speaking up for the voiceless” as both a Member and Officer of United University Professions (UUP) in the Buffalo area, as well as volunteering for so many things – including political campaigns – that she became a very familiar face in the Summer and Fall, going door-to-door in neighborhoods across the region to talk to voters about an array of Labor-endorsed candidates seeking public office.
But now, the shoe is literally on the other foot as Berger is running for an open seat on the Amherst Town Board in Suburban Buffalo in the November Election, which currently holds a 3-2 Democrat Majority. As far as Berger knows at this time, there will be no primary race.
In a letter to the Western New York Labor Community to announce her run for office, Berger said: “I’ve spent my life fighting and speaking up for the voiceless. As an Amherst Town Board Member, I will work with residents to improve our community. We need people elected and appointed to committees at every level of government who will work on behalf of Working People. The Amherst IDA (Industrial Development Agency) needs Members that will ensure that good jobs will be created and that effective claw back policy is instituted and enforced.”