By Robert J. McCarthy
New Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner is feeling quite pleased with himself following his first fundraiser Monday night at the Hotel @ Lafayette.
"It was an overwhelming success," he said as he issued a string of superlatives. "More than 250 people came, and we raised a good buck."
Zellner presides over a party still split along several political fault lines, but nevertheless was pleased that his new administration exhibited such support in his first effort. He said Mayor Byron W. Brown was overseeing hurricane efforts on Monday, but top allies like Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes and attorney Adam W. Perry were there, as well as other elected officials and representatives of several unions.