Houseknecht, candidate for Shelby town supervisor, wants to continue upgrades in Shelby/Medina

Posted 5 September 2017 at 1:01 pm


My name is Ed Houseknecht and I am the Republican candidate running for Shelby Town Supervisor, endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines.

I am a lifelong resident of the community and currently reside on Salt Works Road in Shelby with my wife Vicky. My two adult children, Peter and Katie, are both employed in public service. Our family shares a commitment to serving the community in which we live.

My experience in Orleans County spans 40 years. I consider myself a problem-solver who likes to make things happen. For 30 years, I was employed by the Village of Medina. As the Superintendent of Public Works, I was involved in 36 capital projects over 26 years to improve the business climate and quality of life for residents. The development of the Medina Business Park was one of those projects.

As Town Supervisor, I will continue to make infrastructure expansion in the business park a priority so that it remains a regional asset to attract more businesses that will generate tax revenue and jobs.

During that time, we also made significant improvements to the canal, bridges, storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems, reconstructed many of Medina’s streets, initiated sidewalk programs throughout the village and added the tennis courts to Butts Memorial Park.

From 2001 – 2004, I was employed by Sergi Construction. I was later appointed Orleans County Highway Superintendent where I was involved in numerous bridge, infrastructure and public improvement projects through 2010 including but not limited to the Villages of Orleans.

Through my own company, Ed Houseknecht LLC., I have worked on Habitat for Humanity projects in both Albion and Medina. I was an active member of the Decorate Medina Committee responsible for Medina’s downtown Christmas decorations, which have become a highlight of our annual holiday season.

I have served on the Shelby Town Board in the past and have also been involved with the installation of new water districts in the town. The neighborhood near the refuge, where the quarry is proposed, is one of several neighborhoods in Shelby. I am committed to tackling this issue as well as all the issues in every neighborhood in town.

As your Supervisor, I will be your representative. I will be accessible to Shelby residents, committed to understanding your concerns, answering your questions and keeping you informed.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Ed Houseknecht,

Candidate for Shelby Town Supervisor

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation

National Association of County Engineers

Orleans County Employee of the Year

NYS Assembly Recognition

Orleans County Cooperative Extension Certificate of Appreciation