Buffalo’s North Park neighborhood, while hardly an electoral base for Mayor Byron Brown, has proved fertile ground for his campaign fundraising.
Donors who live in the neighborhood gave Brown $36,620 in the past year for his re-election bid. That’s the most of any of the 50-plus neighborhoods outside downtown.
A number of city employees and others connected to the mayor live in North Park, an area bounded by Delaware, Kenmore, Starin and (generally) Linden avenues.
Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Ball contributed $1,350 to the mayor’s campaign.
Burt M. Mirti, coordinator of Buffalo's Anti-Graffiti and Clean City Program, and Peter Savage III, a deputy corporation counsel, each contributed $500.
The husband of City Judge Betty Calvo-Torres gave Brown’s campaign $1,025. Brown in 2007 appointed Calvo-Torres to fill a vacancy in Buffalo City Court.
Each of the city’s 55 neighborhoods falls into one of 12 larger areas. Here is how the areas rank in contributions to the mayor’s re-election campaign:
North Buffalo $89,320
South Buffalo $43,890
West Side $23,460
North East $22,615
East Side $14,249
Buffalo River $8,950
East Delavan $4,575
Here's a map showing contribution totals to the mayor by city neighborhoods.
- Patrick Lakamp