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Susan Parker Announces Candidacy

Susan Parker is pictured submitting her primary petitions to the Chautauqua County Board of Elections.

POMFRET — Susan Parker, a nurse, social worker and mother of three, plans to run a primary campaign for the Democratic Party’s endorsement for the District 4 seat on the Chautauqua County Legislature.

“There are many people in our Pomfret community and in our county, who want progress and change in our county,” said Susan Parker. “I want to make it my job to give voice to my community and help lead that progress and change.”

Parker said she has been concerned about the county’s trajectory for a long time. Parker is a graduate of the State University at Fredonia. She was the District Nurse at the Fredonia Central Schools and returned to school while still employed by the district and earned her masters degree in social work from the University of Buffalo. As a social worker, Parker worked to help veterans at the Dunkirk VA Clinic.

Parker and her husband, Michael Bobseine, raised their three children in Fredonia.

“I have been watching with great concern as we have continued to lose so many people from our county, as we have lost jobs, as the levels of poverty and the needs of our most vulnerable have increased,” she said. “We need to bring new energy and different ideas to bear. As I campaign in our community for the June primary; and if successful, continue the campaign to the November election, I aim to put together a coalition of people who are more interested in getting things accomplished.”

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