Primary election day is coming up on Sept. 13 and The News has chosen to take a look at the four of nine council seats up for grabs. Council seats go up for bid every four years and although this race seemed far from an attention-grabber once the Fillmore District contestants were decided, this election is going to determine how the next several years go in the city. Good or bad. Progress or no progress. The nine-member body is pivotal in determining the future of the City of Buffalo.
For that reason, we're a little disappointed that not all incumbents were challenged or that those who sought office, in some cases, seemed ill prepared. However, no one should be discouraged. There are a couple of potential stars among the challengers and they should be encouraged to try again. Overall, whether challenger or incumbent, all should continue to work for the good of the city.
The recent reapportionment is one of the key topics that has come up during this campaign and we encourage readers to check out the Erie County Board of Elections for guidance. Also, check out this live blog hosted by The News.
No matter where you live, city, town or village, vote on Primary Day.
--Dawn Marie Bracely/Editorial Writer