April 18, 2013 - 3:13 PM
April 16, 2013 - 1:38 PM
Date of election: Tuesday, May 7
The election: 13 candidates for 6 available openings
Term: 3 years
Note: This year's elections are solely by subdistrict; the three at-large spots on the nine-member board (5-year terms) come up for election in 2014
April 15, 2013 - 8:43 AM
Candidates for the Buffalo School Board had to file their first financial disclosure statements by April 8.
They'll have to file the next disclosure by May 2 -- five days before the election. Historically, the big money flows in late in the game. But you can get some sense of how things are unfolding by looking at the money that has already been spent.
The candidates filed paper disclosure reports in City Hall, and the News then input the information from those reports into the list you see below. The spellings of the names of donors and other information included here is provided to you just as it was filed in City Hall by the candidates.
Any candidate who spent less than $500 so far was not required to provide a breakdown of their donations. This time around, that included Wendy Mistretta in the North District; Bryon McIntyre and Joseph Mascia in the Central District; and Adrian Harris in the Park District.
Here are the donations that the other candidates have reported so far:
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Denise Jewell Gee
Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.
Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.
Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.