WATCH & LISTEN: Democratic Primary Debate for Buffalo Mayor

Sep 6, 2017

On Wednesday night, the three Democratic candidates for Mayor participated in Decision 2017: The Race for Buffalo Mayor, live at the WNED|WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo.


Incumbent Byron Brown, who is seeking a fourth term, is facing spirited challenges from Schroeder and Grant. Schroeder is currently Buffalo’s comptroller and formerly served in the New York State Assembly. Grant is an Erie County lawmaker who previously served on the Buffalo Common Council and the Buffalo Board of Education.

Credit Eileen Elibol

WBFO News Director Brian Meyer moderated the debate and served as a panelist. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy and WGRZ Reporter Claudine Ewing also served as panelists.

The hour-long debate was staged in the WNED|WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo in partnership with The Buffalo News and WGRZ-TV.

The debate may be over, but you can still join in the discussion: use the hashtag #bfomayordebate and share your thoughts on social media.

WATCH THE FULL DEBATE: