Hawley Talks WNY With Niagara Falls Daredevil

March 23, 2012

High-wire walker Nik Wallenda and Assemblyman Steve Hawley at the Capitol.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia) recently met with daredevil Nik Wallenda at the state Capitol. Wallenda is set to walk on a high wire across the Niagara Falls gorge, beginning on the American side of the border and ending in Canada. Hawley, who voted in favor of legislation allowing Wallenda’s plan, spoke with the stunt man about preparing for the feat and the impact it will have on Western New York.

“The bright lights of international media will be shining on Western New York when Nik Wallenda walks on a high wire across Niagara Falls,” said Hawley. “The event will give the area an economic boost, and will put all our region has to offer in the spotlight. Nik has shown hard work and perseverance in both his training and his efforts to gain legislative approval for his stunt, and I, for one, can’t wait to see him dance across the Falls.”