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Please consider voting today.

The Buffalo News headline a couple of days ago read “Tiny percentage of voters expected to decide fate of city schools“. The article that follows traces the incredibly low turnout rate that is typical for School Board elections in Buffalo.

Today, May 3rd, Buffalo residents will vote for their district representative to this Board. The Board has an enormous and crucial task for our city: it oversees a nearly a billion dollar budget, over 32,000 school children, and the thousands of teachers that work with them. 

Please consider voting today. Please encourage others to do the same. The following info should provide all of the info that you will need to vote. Please check out: for more details. 

To learn what district you are voting in, please click here 

If you live in the North District, the race is between

Jay McCarthy (incumbent) 

Hope Jay 

If you live in the West District, the race is between

Jim Sampson  (Mr. Sampson is a write-in candidate only)

Jen Mecozzi 

If you live in the Park District (South), the race is between: 

Carl Paladino 

Austin Harig

If you live in the Central District, the race is between

Bryon McIntyre

Paulette Woods

If you live in the East District, the race is between

Theresa Harris-Tigg

Colleen Russell   (Ms. Russell is a write-in candidate only)

Patricia Elliot   (Ms. Elliot is a write-in candidate only)

If you live in the Ferry District, the only candidate is

Sharon Belton-Cottman

To learn where your polling station is, please click here (Note: it should be the same as when you in regular elections. 

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