I am Sam Archie and I’m announcing my candidacy for Niagara Fall City Council running on the Republican line, vying for one of the three seats up for election in November.
During a previous campaign, my rallying cry was “IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY.” This is as true today as it was then. I learned tremendously from that experience and continue to believe IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY. I have been very involved in and supportive of several campaigns for other Republican and Democratic candidates.
My reasons for entering the race this year are simple. We don’t have the right leadership on the council to effectively supervise and manage the current administration in the best interests of the residents of Niagara Falls. They have forgotten that IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY. We have all seen current council members turn their backs on residents and allow the careless and unfocused spending of casino funds by the administration. We have seen the council silence residents when opinions do not fit neatly into the administration agenda. I firmly believe that rather than tell unhappy residents that then can “just move” we should be encouraging residents to “just stay” and focus on programs and jobs to encourage new residents to “just move HERE!” IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY.
Over the past 8 years we have seen increased taxes and burdens on property and business owners. This falls squarely on the shoulders of the members whose seats are up for reelection this year. They routinely vote to approve the administrations excessive spending with little to no real discussion or analysis of the return on investment. They have lost sight of the fact that ITS ABOUT YOUR MONEY
My original rallying cry was ITS’ABOUT YOUR MONEY. This is still as true today as it was then. Government accountability is reflected in the way in which your tax dollars are spent. There is no question that the taxpayer is not getting value for their tax dollar in Niagara Falls. We constantly see dollars being wasted on unfocused and frivolous projects that add nothing to the quality of life for residents. It is time for new leadership on our council who is not afraid to hold the administration accountable for their frivolous spending at the expense of the residents of Niagara Falls. “IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY!”
I will work tirelessly on my commitment to bring transparency and accountability to the council chambers and the administration I will work to reduce the non-homestead tax and create a feasible spending plan for the city’s casino revenues share. I will work diligently to eliminate unnecessary and frivolous spending and allocate available funds toward making a difference in the quality of life for the residents of this city. We must lower the tax burden on residential and even more so on non-homestead which will attract more businesses and jobs to our city. IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY.
I have been a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, currently living on the north end with my wife of 33 years, Jeannette. Our two sons Eric Archie and Nicholas Archie still live and work in this city, and Christopher Morreale lives in Syracuse. I am proud to say that I am from Niagara Falls.
I’ve been committed to many organizations and community activities over the years. I have been active in the Cataract Lodge #240 I.S.D.A. recently serving as Vice-President . I served as a Little League coach and and officer at Hyde Park Little League. I was a past president of the LaSalle Kiwanis. I am a former vice-chairman of the City Republican Party. I am currently a proud Freemason. I have also been a dedicated supporter of Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival, a highly successful event to kick off the summer festivities.
As I work with organizations and communicate with residents, I hear a common theme: We need a government we can trust. I will represent this city and all of the residents, with Action, Commitment and Transparency . I will be there for you and listen to your concerns. I humbly ask you for your support as I move forward with my candidacy. After all, IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY!
2133 North Ave
Niagara Falls,NY 14305