As if the primary contest in Wheatfield wasn't contentious enough, you now have the wife of the incumbent coming out publicly for her husband's opponent, Bob Cliffe. I swear, you can't make this stuff up - Tammy Demler doesn't support her own husband! I would think that she knows him better than anyone else, and she is quite well known and popular in the community, so her endorsement of Cliffe will carry alot of weight in Wheatfield.
Making matters worse for Demler are accusations by town councilmen that Demler overstepped his authority as supervisor by paying bills and taking action without going through the proper channels. As we stated before, we have receive document after document showing Demler usurped the authority of the board and unilaterally authorized the payment of bills that the council had denied.
Demler's response, in today's Niagara Gazette, is problematic for him. “Every one of these so-called issues were decisions made by me, properly, to address a concern for residents at a particular time,” Demler said. Here's your problem, Tim: You do not have the authority to make those decisions on your own. That is why the people elected a town board, so there isn't this dictatorial type of decision-making going on.
The allegations against Demler are so serious that committee members have turned the information over to the Niagara County District Attorney, the FBI and the offices of the New York state controller and attorney general.
Take a moment to click the above link to read of the allegations against Demler.