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Hello, 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. The path to a thriving County demands economic growth, workforce readiness, and a quality of life environment. Our goals will not happen without strong leadership, it takes an individual person who cares, listens, and is dedicated to serve, I want to be that person.

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. My goal is to bring common sense ideas straight from our friends and neighbors to the leaders in County government.  

As your County Executive, I will aggressively support initiatives such as the Ripley Welcome Center and the growth of our agriculture opportunities.   I also look to create a new vision, that includes tapping into my decades of experience as an educator to help establish workforce readiness programs that allow our youth the opportunity to prosper right here in Chautauqua County. I want to promote an environment within Chautauqua County for our small and large businesses to excel and welcome tourism.

I have been actively involved in the volunteer fire service as a Fireman and Emergency Medical Technician since the age of 18, my leadership skills have been honed helping people when they are most in need. Additionally, my education and coaching background gives me a first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities our youth are facing. I know that we must break down barriers and create opportunities that allow the next generation to thrive.  Currently, I am a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart RC Church in Lakewood, where I attend mass with my family.  

As you can see, I am excited to be serving the people of this great County. To continue my quest, I must conduct a very aggressive countywide campaign in 2020. 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 turning to the people who have known me the longest, who know me best, and I am humbly inviting you to get involved in my campaign to help make a difference. 

Your contribution made payable to “Committee to Elect PJ Wendel”

Thank you in advance for your encouragement, generous support, and prayers.  Jen, Sydney, Bohdan and I are all grateful for your friendship and support and 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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