Democrats nominate Mitch Nowakowski for Common Council’s Fillmore District seat

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, […]

Attorney John Gilmour gains Democratic nomination in 9th Erie County Legislature district

Hamburg attorney John J. Gilmour was nominated today by Democrats in the Erie CountyLegislature’s 9th district, a seat currently held by Republican Lynn Dixon.A native of South Buffalo, Gilmour is a partner in the law firm of Gilmour & Killelea and aformer Erie County assistant district attorney with strong roots in the 9th LD.“The communities […]

Democrats back Poloncarz for third term

Today, Erie County Democrats unanimously nominated County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz for another term as Executive, citing his record of strong economic growth and unwavering progressive leadership since taking office in 2012 as leading reasons for the nomination. The nomination was followed by an energetic campaign kickoff rally attended by hundreds of volunteers and Democratic […]

Democratic Rural Conference Announces AG Candidate Forum August 27th

Candidates for the Democratic nomination for New York Attorney General will attend a forum hosted by the Democratic Rural Conference of New York State (DRC) at 7 pm on Monday, August 27, at Genesee Community College in Batavia. Leecia Eve, Sean Patrick Maloney, and Zephyr Teachout have all confirmed their attendance at the event.

DRC Chair Irene Stein said, “We’re very glad to be able to create this opportunity for our membership to hear from these candidates. It would be difficult for those running for Attorney General to visit each of our counties in this truncated campaign; this allows them to speak to rural Democrats and their concerns in a very direct way.”

Candidates will be able to make introductory statements, answer questions from DRC Board members about rural issues, and take questions from the audience.


Erie County Democrats today endorsed Leecia Eve for New York State Attorney General. Eve is an accomplished attorney and the daughter of renowned Buffalo residents – former Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly Arthur O. Eve and educator and women’s rights activist Constance B. Eve. Eve currently serves as a Commissioner of the […]

Democrats nominate County Legislator Patrick Burke in 142nd Assembly District

Erie County Democrats tonight overwhelmingly endorsed County Legislator Patrick B. Burke as their candidate in the 142nd Assembly District. “We need an effective, independent voice for the people of the 142nd District, and I’ve proven myself to be both in the county legislature,” said Burke, who will challenge Erik Bohen, a Democrat backed by Republicans […]

Democrats nominate Angela Marinucci for Clerk, Heneghan, McLeod for City Court

Erie County Democrats tonight nominated Grand Island attorney Angela J. Marinucci for County Clerk, as well as incumbent City Court judges Shannon M. Heneghan and James A. W. McLeod.   Marinucci’s nomination completes an all-women Democratic county-wide slate that also includes County Court candidate Susan Maxwell Barnes and current Family Court Judge Lisa Bloch Rodwin. […]