Buffalo Mayor Brown to Run for Third Term

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, a two-term incumbent, has announced that plans to run for a third term this fall.  In his announcement, he highlighted several major projects that are under way or on the drawing board to demonstrate that he has helped put the city back on the right track.

Buffalo’s business community is firmly behind his re-election effort.  At an event endorsing his run, Buffalo Niagara Partnership President Andrew Rudnick said “Mayor Brown has proven himself to be a valuable, reliable, and continuous partner for Buffalo’s business development. This ‘early’ endorsement directly reflects our ongoing confidence in Byron Brown and what he can continue to accomplish going forward.

Brown is the only Democrat thus far to have entered the mayoral race. Bernard Tolbert, who formerly oversaw the FBI’s Buffalo office, is reportedly considering challenging Brown in the Democratic primary.

The Mayor is expecting to face Republican Sergio Rodriguez in November, although he has an uphill battle ahead of him.  Democrats have a 7-1 enrollment advantage in the city.