Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Primary candidates debate issues

The YWCA of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good and City & State NY hosted an evening of candidate debates tonight in the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum. First was Assemblyman Sean Ryan and his primary opponents, Kevin Gaughan and Joseph Mascia for the 149th Assembly seat. Next, State Sen. Tim Kennedy debated his challenger for the 63rd Senate district, County Legislator Betty Jean Grant. Republicans vying for the 147th District Assembly seat – David DiPietro and Chris Lane – followed. Listen to the full debates below:

Ryan, Gaughan and Mascia (Gaughan's intro is not included because he chose to give his off stage):

Kennedy and Grant:

DiPietro and Lane (the audio temporarily cuts out midway through due to a memory storage issue):

Candidates for state assembly and senate asked for positions on expanding Peace Bridge plaza and new bridge.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

About Politics Now

Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

tprecious@buffnews.com


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

Subscribe

Advertisement