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Five Questions with Barry Weinstein

Every Sunday, we'll publish a quick Q&A with someone from the local political world. Instead of touching on the latest in policy issues and proposed legislation, the intent is to catch a glimpse of the person behind the title. The interviews are done via email.


Barry Weinstein celebrates his victory on election night in November 2009. (Sharon Cantillon/ Buffalo News)

Barry Weinstein

The Basics:
Age: 68 1/2
Party: Republican
Job Title:Supervisor of Amherst
Family: married to Lois, 46 years. 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren
Town: Amherst
Education: State University of New York at Buffalo. BA 1965, MD 1969, JD 1976
Salary: $75,000

The Questions: 
What's one thing people don't know about you?
My sense of humor

What music have you been listening to lately?
Sixties music

What's your favorite restaurant? 

Who is your political hero? 
Ronald Reagan

What's the worst part of your job? 
Saying no

-- Denise Jewell Gee


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