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Markel served people of Cheektowaga well

I read with dismay the conviction of Charles Markel for filing a false instrument. Markel, who lost his council seat as a result, is an honest, sincere and diligent representative of the people of Cheektowaga. District Attorney Frank Sedita was overzealous in pursuing this essentially civil matter. Markel forgot to list the hours at his council position, because that was not his job. He paid back the relatively small amount when he became aware.

I continue to trust Markel. He has done exemplary work keeping Cheektowaga a great place to live. He has held banks accountable for foreclosed homes. He has upgraded the courts to the professionalism they deserve. He has been responsive to all of his constituents when they call him with a need. I hope Markel continues his bid for re-election. I know that I will support and vote for him.

Kathleen M. McDonald

Depew