Council searches for Kearns' replacement today

Apr 16, 2012

Buffalo's South District may have a new Common Council representative as soon as tomorrow.

The Council is scheduled to interview 11 candidates starting today as it completes the process of replacing Mickey Kearns who moved to the state Assembly in a special election earlier this year.

Kearns' former aide Matthew Fisher was endorsed for the post this weekend by South Buffalo Democrats.

Another Council aide, Bryan Bollman, has also expressed interest in the seat.

Former County Legislator Timothy Whalen reportedly has withdrawn his name for consideration.

A vote on the replacement could could take place tomorrow.