Genesee County Democratic Committee

Our Endorsed 2020 Candidates

Nate McMurray

27th Congressional District

Nate McMurray is a native of North Tonawanda. He ran for Congress in NY-27 in 2018 and lost by less than 1% of the vote. Nate is a family man, an Eagle Scout, and one of seven children raised by a single mother when his father died of cancer at the age of 39.

Nate worked his way through community college, earned a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Buffalo, then earned a law degree from California’s prestigious Hastings College of Law. The US government awarded Nate a Fulbright Scholarship to study the development of constitutional democracy in South Korea. His academic successes led to positions in private law practice, where he ably represented U.S. business interests in Asia.

Nate is wrapping up a four year term as Town Supervisor of Grand Island, a conservative community in Western New York, where he has been instrumental in bringing fiscal responsibility to local government and millions of dollars in new business investment to the town. He is currently Vice President of Business Development for Delaware North.

David Krezemien

Genesee County Sheriff

David started his more than 20-year law enforcement career right here in Genesee County. He graduated from the Rural Police Training Academy housed at Genesee Community College.

This foundational training opened the doors to many opportunities in the field of law enforcement.

Since that time, he has served as a police officer and then detective for the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority, known as the NFTA, where he led the Counter Terrorism Unit for seven years.

He also worked part time for the Blasdell Police Department, as a field training officer, court officer and detective for 14 years.

Now retired from the NFTA, Krzemien serves as a part-time officer with the Village of Corfu Police Department and is a seasonal deputy with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. He also serves on the Darien Town Board as Deputy Town Supervisor.

Krzemien, his wife Michelle, and their five children have lived in Genesee collectively for more than 30 years

Kim Smith

61st Senate District

I obtained my Masters in Public Administration from Suny Brockport College during my 25 years working for the Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). While at MCDPH, I worked with individuals and families, created county-wide policies and procedures, built an effective county-wide coalition to improve access to care, and helped to build bridges bringing together local government, organizational stakeholders and community members.

I have served as a board member for several agencies, often volunteering my time, and I am a Co-Founder and Board Chair of Partners Advocating for Community Change Inc. I have received numerous awards including being named to the New York State Honor Roll for my dedicated service in Public Health.

Sammy DiSalvo

Batavia City Council 

There is always room to improve our city and our lives. Lately I often hear of officials giving up after trying one strategy that didn’t work. This is unacceptable, and I want to work with you to find creative solutions for our future. From improving our neighborhoods to lessening citizens’ financial burdens to growing Batavia’s appeal and economy, there is untapped potential in our city. I was born and raised in Batavia and I see a bright future for our city when we work together.