Pridgen Elected President of Buffalo Common Council

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM EDT

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January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW)- Ellicott Council Member Darius Pridgen was elected President of the Buffalo Common Council in a 9-0 vote.

He replaces former President Richard Fontana who served for two years.

More than 300 friends, family members, residentsn and local leaders braved the cold weather to support Pridgen.