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Byron Brown launches petition to be on November ballot

Buffalo Mayor Brown
Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 08:59:38-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has launched a petition to be on the November ballot following his loss to India Walton in the Democratic primary for Mayor of Buffalo.

The Brown campaign says it has submitted thousands of signatures of those who support Brown to be listed as an independent candidate of the "Buffalo" party. The campaign is also pursuing a write-in campaign.

According to Erie County Board of Elections Commissioner Ralph Mohr, the deadline to file a petition to appear on the November ballot was May 25. Mohr said earlier this year, the New York State Legislature moved up the filing deadline due to the primary taking place in June instead of September like previous years.

The Brown campaign is challenging the May deadline.

In response, the India Walton campaign issued the following statement:

For a man who doesn’t even have a platform on his website, Mr. Brown certainly seems to have plenty of time for antics designed to author confusion. While he focuses on devising new distractions, the Democratic nominee will continue talking with everyday Buffalonians about the issues that matter to them, and gearing up to assume office and build a safe, healthy Buffalo.
- Jesse Myerson, Director of Communications