By Robert J. McCarthy
Chris Fahey, who left the office of Rep. Brian Higgins to unsuccessfully compete in a special election for the Assembly, has returned to the congressman's staff.
Fahey waged a spirited Democratic campaign last spring for the vacancy created by the resignation of Democrat Mark J.F. Schroeder, who was elected Buffalo comptroller. But he was defeated by Michael P. Kearns, the South Council member who ran on the Republican line after losing the party endorsement to Fahey.
According to the congressman's staff, Fahey has been working since last summer as "senior policy adviser" to Higgins in the Buffalo office at Larkin at Exchange. His salary is listed as $69,100 annually.