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NORTH TONAWANDA – Michael E. NeMoyer, who works for Pendum LLC as a technician servicing banking machines, announced Tuesday that he is running for the Niagara County Legislature.

NeMoyer, a Democrat, is challenging first-term Republican incumbent Kathryn L. Lance of Wheatfield in the 7th District in the November election.

The 7th District includes parts of Wheatfield and North Tonawanda.

“From what I’ve seen, the one-party rule in the Legislature has left a spiral of economic decline, continued high taxes and an exodus of young people from Niagara County,” said NeMoyer, 41.

Like other Democratic newcomers entering this year’s Legislature races, NeMoyer criticized the county Industrial Development Agency.

He said the agency needs to create jobs rather than approve projects that offer little growth while taking tax revenues away from schools and local governments.