Niagara Council Member Robert Quintana, defeated in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for an at-large Council berth, said today he will continue his efforts in the November general election on the Conservative line.
"The primary should not determine the end result," he said. "There are thousands of voters who have not had their say, and we want to let them know that we are alive and well and will be seeking their support."
Quintana finished fourth in the at-large primary voting, missing a chance to qualify for one of three positions open. He pointed out today that he lost the third spot by only about 800 votes, or less than 1 percent. That prompts him to run, he said, against the primary winners: Council Member Beverly Gray, Council Member Rose LoTempio and newcomer Charley H. Fisher III.
"As a Democrat running on the Conservative line, we will bring a message all across the city that it is not over," he said.