India Walton delivers victory speech at Poize nightclub in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 22, 2021.
After graduating from the University of Texas, I was invited to join The Buffalo News' photo staff full-time and I've never looked back. I'm proud to call Western New York home and thank you all for helping me raise my family here.
"I want people in position who are going to do the best job that they possibly can where they are because they want to be there and want to create change for our people," Walton said.
Where does India B. Walton stand on the issues as she prepares to become Buffalo's next mayor?
The congresswoman from the Bronx who won election in 2018 and has since become synonymous with progressive politics in the United States congratulated Walton for her seeming victory in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary.
Walton shocked four-term incumbent Byron W. Brown in Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor in what may rank as the most historic upset in the city's political history.
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It appears the only way four-term incumbent Democrat Byron W. Brown, over whom Walton has claimed victory, can compete in November is through a write-in campaign.
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