Mychajliw has racked up his share of careers – TV reporter, school board spokesman, campaign spokesman and for the last nine years, the top debits and credits guy in Erie County government (not to mention unsuccessful congressional candidate).
Progressives demand that Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown resign or be removed from the Democratic National Committee because he ran a successful…
I am responding to Rod Watson’s commentary claiming that Mayor Byron Brown’s presumed victory over Democratic nominee India Walton was a vote …
"We were the candidacy that gave the voters a choice," Brown said. Clearly, the voters wanted a choice in this election, and that’s why we have won an unprecedented, historic, write-in victory, which is a real mandate from the people of Buffalo."
India Walton’s unexpected primary victory and strong showing in the general election indicates many Buffalonians are fed up, meaning this report is landing at an opportune time, Watson says.
It must be sad to blame everyone and everything other than the real reasons for India Walton's loss. But that is the Democratic way, look at H…
I disagree with the Buffalo News' post-election analysis that mostly puts the blame on India Walton for her loss in the mayoral race.
“The fact that his own neighbors voted for India should serve as a wake-up call to the mayor,” said Jesse Myerson, India Walton’s campaign spokesman.
"There was good news out of last week’s mayoral election in Buffalo, though it began with the kind of problem that can cause serious trouble," writes The News' Editorial Board.
"On Election Day and these two days after, we haven’t heard of any other instance in which an irregularity like this occurred,” Republican Elections Commissioner Ralph M. Mohr said.
"Byron Brown’s apparent victory when the write-in votes are tallied is a dramatic affirmation of the status quo," writes Rod Watson.
The city's most conservative areas – South Buffalo, Lovejoy and the North District – voted overwhelmingly to make Byron Brown the city's first five-term mayor and its first write-in mayor.
In the aftermath of Brown's apparent write-in victory, questions surround whether Buffalo was ever ready to follow the progressive path India Walton's primary victory seemed to have charted.
Byron Brown can’t officially be declared the winner of Tuesday’s election – apparently for weeks, yet – but unless the thousands of write-in v…
In a statement posted on Twitter that did not include the word "concede," the winner of the June Democratic primary said Mayor Byron W. Brown's write-in vote totals would likely exceed her own.
Real estate developers like Douglas Jemal and Carl P. Paladino clung to the Brown campaign, pouring money into his effort in hopes that they could save the development-friendly administration. And it worked.
The South District, where many city employees live, saw 84% of voters write in a candidate's name.
Election officials will not begin examining the actual write-in votes until Nov. 16 when all absentee and military ballots are returned to the Board of Elections.
India Walton received just over half of the votes cast in the Niagara, Ellicott and Masten districts in Buffalo's mayoral race.
"The people chose four more years of the Brown administration," Brown said in his speech. "The people chose one of the greatest comeback stories in our history."
History was made in the Buffalo mayoral election Tuesday, just not the one that seemed destined five months ago.
Brown celebrates returns with supporters. "We couldn't have done this without you," mayor tells cheering crowd.