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Filmmaker announces write-in bid for Niagara Falls mayor

S.E. Kenneth Cosentino said Friday he would push for direct deals between the City of Niagara Falls and the Seneca Nation of Indians if he is elected mayor in an 11th-hour write-in campaign.

S.E. Kenneth Cosentino. (Contributed photo)

"I will expose the corruption that's been going on," vowed Cosentino, 29, owner of White Lion Studios, an independent film production company.

He said he will push for the city to directly benefit from state-owned property in the city, including the state park, the international bridges and the Niagara Power Project conduits.

Cosentino, a registered Democrat, said he supported Seth A. Piccirillo in the Democratic primary, but he said he is not running simply to take votes away from Robert M. Restaino, who defeated Piccirillo. Glenn A. Choolokian is the Republican nominee and Jeffrey Elder is an independent candidate.

"I feel there is not a good candidate that represents the people," Cosentino said.

Asked if he can win, he said, "Stranger things have happened in Niagara Falls."

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