Tolbert, who challenged incumbent Timothy Howard in the Erie County Sheriff's race, has contacted his opponent and offered his congratulations for the latter's apparent win. But Tolbert isn't conceding the race just yet.
With the primary in less than three weeks and the November general election soon after, political campaigns are heating up. The two candidates for Erie County Sheriff are making strong complaints about each other.
Former FBI Agent Bernie Tolbert made it official on Tuesday: He is running against Tim Howard in his re-election bid as Erie County Sheriff. A graduate of Lafayette High School and the University at Buffalo, Tolbert enjoys a lengthy resume which includes a stint as Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo FBI office and time as a Vice President in charge of security for the NBA.
Bernie Tolbert discusses his candidacy for Erie County Sheriff in a conversation with WBFO.
A uniformed Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard spoke at a political rally in Buffalo's Niagara Square on Saturday and Democratic County Chairman Jeremy Zellner says he should resign because of the tenor of the event.
"No knockout punch was thrown," says Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, though he says he believes the three candidates performed well in Tuesday night's mayoral debate at the studios of WNED-TV.
All three Buffalo mayoral candidates will be facing off Tuesday evening in a WBFO & WNED-TV debate. Incumbent Democrat Byron Brown will face off against Democrat Bernie Tolbert and Republican Sergio Rodriguez. WBFO's Eileen Buckley explores their campaign styles with a Buffalo State political science professor.
Former FBI special agent-in-charge Bernie Tolbert appears to be ready to announce a run for mayor of Buffalo. Tolbert says he will be making an announcement Saturday morning. But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, Tolbert would not confirm that he will be launching a campaign.
Though he enjoys the power of incumbency, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will face an ever-growing field of challengers as he seeks a third term at the top of city government. The Buffalo News reports Bernie Tolbert will make his first official step today toward entering the race as a Democrat.