Early June restrictions


First published in politandstuff.com

The first round of WNY 2021 policy is scheduled for the start date, June 22, less than 80 days later. In some cases, the initial will end the election season effectively, in other cases it will last until November.

Once again this year, the requirements of the Electoral Code thwarted some campaigning efforts. The Working Family Party receives awards for outstanding results. The party will not have any candidate for Erie County Sheriff because they have not received enough signatures to approve their “replacement” candidate, a lawyer who was not even from Erie County. They then advised their candidate for mayor of Buffalo, Walton, to step up their work so that he could submit the party’s nomination form to the Electoral Council in a timely manner, which resulted in him being disqualified from voting in the Family Line in November. worker.

Miri Buffalo

Despite the luggage that someone collects at the age of 15+, and despite some of the city’s most serious funding issues, the activities of the police department, education system and public relations, Mayor Byron Brown remains in the driver’s seat for re-election. In November, without opposition from Republican parties, conservatives and working-class families, he is set to be re-elected on June 22 for all purposes.

This is not to say that Indian activist Walton does not have an aggressive and spiritual race. He seems to have attracted a large number of supporters. It is not known to what extent he will raise money to pay for brochures, mail, e-mail, etc., until he submits a report to the State Electoral Council on May 21st. (For Walton and all the other candidates, financial reporting to the state can also go to Timbuktu, as the State Council has effectively blocked public access to such information.)

Even if Walton succeeds in raising money, Brown started the year in January with about $ 100,000 more in the bank, which Walton and he are able to raise a lot of donations without much effort. He also has an in-house advocacy group who knows about the training campaign.

Erie County Sheriff

For the pure value of political entertainment, nothing will replace the sheriff’s race in 2021. As it was written in the first full week of April, there are still at least seven candidates for the position. Things will become clear after the election.

Republicans have a tripartite leader. Buffalo police officers and retired John Garcia and Karen Healy-Case and gunman Steve Felano filed the petition.

Garcia’s campaign financial report showed him the dollar with the bank long ago. Can the Erie Republican Committee find a way to reconcile this money?

Garcia also started the year with the support of hard-hitting politicians, including Sheriff Tim Howard and a retiree along with the Buffalo PBA and a major gun organization. The party leadership relied on and Garcia suffered some heavy blows, including Howard.

Healy-Case confirms the Conservative party, which appears to be largely proud of its rights until after the election. If Healy-Case loses the Republican nomination to Garcia, she will remain on the ballot in November. This race has an advantage over Garcia at the expense of the money he has in his campaign account. The Republican Party also has little experience with primaries in Erie.

Democrats also have a tripartite primary for the office. The confirmed candidate is Deputy Chief of Police Brian Gould. Challengers are considering clearing requests, including Director of Public Security at Canis College Kim Beatty and community activist Miles Carter. Do Gould and Beatty need to resign or take leave from their current jobs to run in the primary? Gould will dominate the starting race due to his party approval, but don’t underestimate Betty Jean Grant’s skills with the Beaty team.

In addition to the amazing dynamics of the sheriff’s race, reports on candidates ’professional histories are filtered out. Garcia as a Buffalo officer once raided the wrong room. Gould has several disciplinary reports in his case (along with a variety of locations.) Healy’s oily shoes, he said, led to a police car accident that cost Buffalo $ 825,000. The second story is about Healey-Case cases; who knows if there are additional stories about other candidates, given that police department records are easier. Will any of these things be different in the 2021 campaign? I see.

Erie County Superintendent

With Stephen Michael moving to Hamburg and being promoted to the position of supervisor, which he does in his spare time while not trolling Twitter, Democrats will be the first to nominate Republicans for Lynn Dixon in November.

Approved candidate Kevin Hardwick will face businessman Hormoz Mansuri. Hardwick has served several times for the county legislature and has served in that position for twelve years. This is Mansour’s first job application for a career.

The support of the Hardwick party will be very helpful. Mansour’s personal payment provides advantages. Both men are aware of social issues. Mansour should not have been so obvious about his long-standing relationship with convicted former party leader Steve Pigeon, who has been awaiting sentencing in recent years, but his very negative reputation could be poisonous for Mansour. Seek the help of Hardwick’s party to ask for Mansour’s money in this campaign.

A couple of other primaries

Democratic voters in Hamburg make their choice about a candidate for mayor. Randall Huck is an approved candidate and the Hamburg Democratic Party is prime minister and ready to help.

Hook’s opponent is Bob Reynolds, who served briefly in county law several decades ago. This race may have more to do with the personal issues of some of the people involved in the campaigns, rather than with the management of the Hamburg township. Hoak will have an edge.

In Amherst the Republican primary, Conservative and working-class families are held for urban justice. Incumbent Cara Buscaglia blocked the Democrats’ candidacy and was backed by Conservatives, but also attended the primaries of Republican parties and working-class families against former radio personality Katie Weppner. There is also an initial election of conservatives.

Interestingly, the Republicans approved a good acting judge. It is also interesting to note that Republicans have not been able to nominate a candidate for city justice who has a law degree in a town with hundreds of lawyers. Buscaglia should work well in the primaries and in November.

State law does not require city justice to have a lawyer. It may not matter much in cities with only a few thousand inhabitants, but in larger cities, such as Amherst, court cases are often much more complicated. The law needs to be changed to require a degree in law.

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Ken Crowley writes about politics and other things politandstuff.com. You can visit his site and write a comment about this message.

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