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Hello, I hope this letter reaches you in good health. As you know, my name is Paul ‘PJ’ Wendel and my goal is to continue to serve as your Chautauqua County Executive. I want to build on our past successes and bring my fresh ideas and plans to our residents. As the COVID19 pandemic continues to modify our lives, I want to guide us through this crisis and be part of the thriving County economic recovery and growth that is in our future.  When we reach that moment, we will need an efficient government, shovel ready infrastructure, workforce readiness, and a quality-of-life environment.

Being actively involved in civic and political issues for over 30 years, I have sought to create effective results as a leader in our Community.  The best leaders surround themselves with the most qualified individuals. As your County Executive, I have brought together the brightest minds so together we can continue the growth of our County. I will aggressively support initiatives such as the growth of our local businesses and agricultural opportunities. I know that the responsibilities are great, and I will continue the TEAM approach to County Leadership.

I am excited to be serving the people of this great County. To continue my quest, I must conduct an aggressive countywide campaign in 2021. With thousands of brochures to purchase, hundreds of yard signs to order, scores of media ads to place, and the entire County to visit, I need your help.  I am humbly inviting you to get involved in my campaign to help me make a difference. 

Your early contribution made payable to “Committee to Elect PJ Wendel” will give our campaign a tremendous boost. There is an envelope enclosed that I hope you will use to return your personal donation check to help me on my journey.

As I embark on my second campaign, my platform is unwavering and continues to be:

Unity of Effort: This will be the cornerstone of my campaign.  This will transcend my efforts as your County Executive, from Issues with our lakes and waterways, economic development, and efficient operations of county government, Unity as we move forward will be a key to our success. All of our efforts working in unison will bring about great accomplishments.

Fiscal responsibility: It will always be my goal as county executive to continue to work very hard to create a structurally balanced budget for Chautauqua County.  To look at ways to reduce cost and improve the services residents have come to expect from county government. With diligence and effort by all department heads, I feel strongly we can continue to achieve this goal and help the taxpayers throughout the county.

Workforce Development: This is critical to the future of Chautauqua County.  I discovered there are many jobs here in Chautauqua County for those looking for employment, but some of those jobs require a skillset that is lacking.  It is my mission to use my 25 years in education, to create links with our local schools, the PTech Academy, JCC and many others to create programs to meet the needs of our local employers. 

Dedication: This is one of the most important pieces of my platform.  I will continue to be a dedicated champion for the residents of Chautauqua County, to work tirelessly to bring Chautauqua County to the next level. The pandemic is an obstacle in our path. My goal is for efficiency, cost reduction and economic development, together our efforts can become models for other counties throughout the entire state.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and generous support.  My family and I wish you blessings throughout the New Year!

Thank you for your support.

Please make checks payable to “Committee to Elect PJ Wendel” and mail to:

Committee to Elect PJ Wendel
P.O. Box 432
Lakewood, NY 14750

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