Lammes says he has experience and dedication to lead Murray Highway Department

Posted 17 October 2020 at 8:09 pm


My name is Dirk Lammes. I’m running for the Town of Murray Highway Superintendent position in the General Election on November 3rd.

Over the past few years, I’ve been asked to consider the position and after much encouragement I accepted the endorsement of both the Republican and Conservative Parties. Humbled to be selected as their nominee, I pause to comprehend the importance of community service and the responsibilities of the position.

I have happily lived in Holley for 26 years with my wife Kathy, raising our two sons and building my business. My Dad, a union equipment operator and my hero, taught me how to operate heavy equipment while sitting on his lap.

During my school years I spent every summer break working with him and the guys doing whatever was necessary and loving every minute of it. I tapped my first water main at age 12 and became an entrepreneur while still in high school then incorporating Lammes Construction in 1995.

Municipal work requires operating within a budget. As a professional in my field, experience has taught me to do the work right the first time to minimize spending. I’ve run my business from top to bottom – bidding, payroll, insurance, staffing, trucking and excavating.

I’ve run road jobs from start to finish – paving, curbing, catch basins and sidewalks. Placed water mains, sewer mains and performed emergency repairs to both and even installed a booster pump station and master meter station right here in Murray. I plow, salt and remove snow when necessary.

My construction experience is vast. I’ve developed excellent working relationships with several area municipalities with whom I’ve worked for many years. I am confident that I can hit the ground running meeting every challenge the highway department will face. I look forward to working with the veteran staff as well as the next generation of highway crews.

I plan to continue coaching youth baseball at the Holley High School as I have for many years.  Helping kids develop baseball skills parallels the development of life skills. It’s been a real pleasure of mine to participate in youth development, sportsmanship and love of the game.

I’d appreciate your vote on November 3rd.

Dirk Lammes