Democrats in Buffalo’s Fillmore District today unanimously/overwhelmingly nominated Mitchell Nowakowski to succeed long-time Buffalo Common Councilmember David A. Franczyk.

Nowakowski, 27, is a legislative assistant with the Council’s central staff and was previously an aide to Councilmember David A. Rivera.

“Strong neighborhoods are instrumental to a vibrant, successful City, and from Allentown to Lower Westside, Marine Drive to Larkin, the Old First Ward to Broadway, I will work hard to bring new life and opportunities to every part of this district, said Nowakowski”

“My five years working to address quality of life issues, helping constituents battle slum lords, assisting police officers work closely with residents and business owners, embracing and assisting in the assimilation of refugees now reinvigorating our neighborhoods, and fighting to make City Hall accessible make me the only candidate ready to hit the ground running,” Nowakowski said.

Nowakowski promised to “defend Common Council as a co-equal branch of City government.