Buffalo Mayoral Race
Incumbent Democrat Byron Brown has again secured the Independence Party line in his re-election bid for mayor. The party backed Brown in 2005 and 2009. Brown is also expected to gain the Conservative Party line.
Albany Mayor Will Not Seek 6th Term
Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, a Democrat first elected in 1993, announced this week that he will not seek a sixth term in office.
The Albany County Democratic Party has endorsed Kathy Sheehan, who currently serves as City Treasurer, to succeed him. Former City Councilman Cory Ellis is also running as a Democrat.