Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
BUFFALO, N.Y. Byron Brown will serve another term as Mayor of Buffalo.
WEB EXTRA: 2013 Election Results
2 On Your Side declared Brown has the winner of the race for Buffalo mayor over Sergio Rodriguez.
With 40% of the votes in, Brown leads with 70% of the votes, while Sergio has 30%.
In a 2 On Your Side, Buffalo News, Siena College poll earlier this year, 65% of people said the city is on the right track. Only 27% believed it's on the wrong track. Also, Brown's approval rating was 66%.
"We don't want to take any voter for granted. We don't want to take the process for granted. We aggressively wanted to reach out to the voters to ask the voters for their support and their vote and at the same time, we wanted to promote all of the progress that's taking place in the City of Buffalo. People are encouraged, people are feeling good about what's happening in Buffalo and we're working hard every day to get the message out that Buffalo is a new place, that Buffalo is changing, that Buffalo is a city of hope and progress," said Mayor Brown.
Mayor Brown tells us he wants to continue to help the city's economy grow, and he would like to bring more jobs to Buffalo for the people of Buffalo.
Brown also places improving education high on his list of priorities.
"When you won the primary, you said we could hold you accountable to making education better for students across Buffalo. How do you plan on doing that?" asked Channel 2's Kelly Dudzik.
"Well, I'm going to be continuing to be involved and active. You know, like restoring money for instruments and music in the schools. Like adding another two million dollars to the budget of Buffalo Public Schools. I'm going to be very active. I'm going to be very involved, and you will see me very involved in that issue and all of the other issues that are important to the residents of this city," says Brown.