Buffalo Mayor

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Well into the evening on Tuesday, supporters of mayoral candidate Mark Schroeder hoped their guy had a chance to win. Vote totals seemed to take so long to come in. However, by the end of the night, it became clear their candidate had lost.

Mayoral debate to be held at WNED|WBFO

Aug 2, 2017
Christopher Hyzy

WNED|WBFO will host a debate involving three Democratic candidates for Buffalo mayor on Sept. 6.

City of Buffalo

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown took the oath of office for his third term in a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at City Hall. During his inaugural address, Brown said his priorities for the next four years include greater visibility in assisting Buffalo's struggling public schools.

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It’s Election Day 2013.  Voters in Erie County began casting ballots at 6 a.m. Tuesday when the polls opened. Several races are taking center stage, including the race for Buffalo Mayor, Erie County Sheriff and Erie County Comptroller.

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Republican Sergio Rodriguez says if elected Mayor of Buffalo, he will create a Public Advocacy office.

With Election Day only a month away, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says he believes Republican Mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez needs to raise some money "to get his word out" if he is to upset Mayor Byron Brown.

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It is Primary Day 2013 across New York State. In Erie County polls opened for voters at 6 a.m. Among the races of note are Democratic primaries for Buffalo Mayor and Erie County Sheriff.

With polls showing incumbent Byron Brown with a sizable lead in the race for Buffalo Mayor, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes tonight's debate on WBFO and WNED-TV could produce some surprises.

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With the Democratic primary only weeks away, there were some harsh words exchanged Wednesday night during a Buffalo mayoral debate at The Buffalo News.

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Two Buffalo mayoral candidates took their campaigns up a notch Thursday, hurling tough accusations at incumbent Mayor Byron Brown.

Poloncarz endorses Brown in mayor's race

Aug 5, 2013
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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown picked up a big endorsement from a key county democrat. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz appeared with Brown in front of Kleinhans Music Hall Monday morning to endorse Brown's re-election campaign.


The chairman of Erie County's Democratic party is recommending his committee endorse incumbent Mayor Byron Brown for re-election.

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Jim Fink of Business First agrees with last week's announcement by state officials to  develop the mostly-vacant Rainbow Mall in downtown Niagara Falls.

"It's about time," Fink said during WBFO's Press Pass.

Bernie Tolbert ready to join mayor's race

Apr 2, 2013
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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.

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To the surprise of few, Mayor Brown is going for a third term in City Hall. Brown announced his candidacy Saturday in the Bennett W. Smith Family Life Center operated by his own Saint John Baptist Church.

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Mayor Byron Brown has a hefty war chest as he prepares to launch his campaign for a third term. But that's not stopping a couple of challengers from entering this year's mayoral race.

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Albany power politics used to be three men in a room, but now Governor Andrew Cuomo is accused of rushing to approve new laws. In this week's Press Pass we welcome Investigative Post editor Jim Heaney.  Heaney discuss the Governor's power grab with WBFO's Eileen Buckley, as well as the upcoming reelection campaign of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

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A republican has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Buffalo. Sergio Rodriguez kicked off his campaign in Niagara Square Wednesday afternoon. Rodriguez is a 32-year-old, single, former Marine, born in Santiago. After launching his campaign, Rodriguez visited our studios to talk with WBFO's Eileen Buckley about why he is running for mayor.  

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Community leader Sergio Rodriguez announced Wednesday afternoon he will run for the office of Mayor of the City of Buffalo.

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Mayor Byron Brown held a fundraiser Thursday night in Buffalo. Brown has not launched his re-election campaign, but the fundraiser is an indication that he is gearing up for another campaign.