Amanda Farrell, ADRP board member and Director of Donor Recruitment at Unyts, beat out incumbent 2nd Ward Alderman Anita Mullane to gain a seat on the Lockport, New York city council.
Farrell, a 35-year-old political novice, attributed her win to her door-to-door campaigning and voters' appetite for a fresh face on the council.
"I really worked hard, I spent a lot of time meeting with voters, and I think our city and ward were really ready for a fresh voice," Farrell said.
The race proved to be one of the most contentious council campaigns. On Tuesday night, Farrell acknowledged it was a tough race facing off against a three-year incumbent.
"I think anytime you're running against someone in office, it's difficult," Farrell said. I really was just focused on meeting as many people as I could, introducing myself, being able to talk to people about my skillset."
Farrell added that she is looking forward to getting acquainted with her new office. "I'm really focused on the next three months to learn as much as I can, and just to gain a lot more perspective," she said.
Farrell joined the ADRP board of directors in May, 2017 and serves as the Conference Committee co-chair.
(Excerpt from lockportjournal.com)