“It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over”: Vote Nov. 5th!

There is an election next Tuesday, Election Day, November 5  (plus Early Voting is still available now until Sunday November 3 from noon – 6 p.m. ) and your vote matters!

In this heavily democratic city, normally if  a candidate wins in the Primary election, he/she is guaranteed victory in the general – which is one reason voter turnout is often worse in November. Many assume after the Primary   the elections are over. But there are several  seats still being challenged in the upcoming November 5th general election where all parties participate – from Democrat to Write-In candidates.  Flash! 

There is an election next Tuesday, November 5

(Plus Early Voting now till Sunday November 3 from noon – 6 p.m. )

Your vote still counts!

Here’s  a look at those races:


1st Legislative District

(2 Year Term)

Howard Johnson


Katrinna Martin, 

Working Families


2nd Legislative District 

(2 Year Term)

April N. McCants-Baskin Democrat 

Cariol J. Horne 

Green Party


Fillmore Council Member 

(4 Year Term)

Mitch Nowakowski   

Democrat, Independence

Raymond Brinson  


Mohammed Jahangir Alam

United Fillmore District Party

David P. Howard  

Choice Party


Lovejoy Council Member 

(4 Year Term)

Bryan J. Bollman 


Antionette T. Craig 

Lovejoy United Party 


Masten Council Member

 (4 Year Term)

Ulysees O. Wingo 

Veronica Golden  

Working Families Party


Niagara Council Member 

(4 Year Term)

David A. Rivera 

Democrat, Independence  

Mark T. Supples 

Republican,  Conservative   


University Council Member (4 Year Term)

Rasheed N. Wyatt 

Democrat,  Independence

 Dorethea Franklin

Green Party


Buffalo  Comptroller

(4 Year Term)

Barbara Miller Williams 

Democrat, Working Families, Inependence   

Ross M. Kostecky 




Nate Boyd

Tyshone Peete

Taniqua Simmons

Also on the ballot but not 

facing any opponents are:

Chief Judge City Court 

(10 Year Term)

 Hon. Craig D. Hannah


Ellicott Council Member

(4 Year Term)

Darius Pridgen



In the race for Buffalo City Court Judge (10 Year Term) there are  only two candidates running for two seats on the bench:  

Lenora Foote Beavers, Democrat, Republican, Working Families, Green Party & Independence 


Peter J. Savage