August 01 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2013
ASSEMBLYMAN SEAN RYAN ENDORSES MAYOR BYRON BROWN FOR RE-ELECTION
Touts Strong Partnership and Great Progress in the City of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY – Earlier today New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan formally announced his endorsement of Mayor Byron Brown’s candidacy for re-election as Mayor of the City of Buffalo. Ryan, who succeeded long time Assemblyman Sam Hoyt in 2011, was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2012 to his district which includes a significant portion of the City of Buffalo, including North Buffalo, the West Side, the Elmwood Village, and Allentown.
In making his endorsement, Assemblyman Sean Ryan said: “In recent years, we have seen tremendous progress in the City of Buffalo. Mayor Brown has not only helped to move this progress along, he is committed to ensuring that it continues. With Mayor Brown, I have someone who I can work with, and who I can depend on to assist me in delivering results for Buffalo residents. This commitment to working together and focusing on continued progress is why I am endorsing Mayor Brown for re-election.”
The City of Buffalo is experiencing its greatest period of expansion in recent history, a reflection of the growing confidence of Buffalo’s business community, fueled too by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s billion dollar pledge to lure new private sector investment in Buffalo. The City of Buffalo is currently seeing over $1.7 billion in economic development underway creating new jobs for Buffalo residents.
Mayor Brown said, “I am very pleased to receive the endorsement of Assemblyman Ryan. Whether it be through our collaboration to rehabilitate dilapidated housing units with groups like PUSH Buffalo on the West Side, or working together to fund critical cultural institutions, such as the Buffalo Zoo, Assemblyman Ryan has been a strong partner in the great progress we are making together in the City of Buffalo and I am honored to have his support.”
Assemblyman Ryan joins a long list of Buffalo’s Elected Officials who have announced their endorsements of Mayor Brown’s re-election including Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy, Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Michael Kearns, Buffalo Common Council President Richard Fontana, Majority Leader Demone Smith, Council President Pro Tempore Bonnie Russell, along with Buffalo Common Councilmembers Joseph Golombek, Darius Pridgen, David Rivera, and Christopher Scanlon.