Mayor Byron Brown announces re-election bid

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Mayor Byron Brown announced his intentions to run for a fourth term. The announcement came Monday afternoon.

His announcement came just days after the mayor delivered his state of the city address. Mayor Brown highlighted a number of initiatives ranging from economic development to job creation. He said there will be no hike in the residential and commercial property tax rate for a 12th straight year in his address.

“We are still a city of dreamers, innovators and strivers, and we’re becoming a stronger and more inclusive Buffalo,” he added.

The mayor faces opposition in the Democratic Party primary from City Comptroller Mark Schroeder. News 4 spoke with Schroeder earlier this month. He plans to officially announce his candidacy March 5.

“I’m very, very confident. I know that this is going to be a difficult race. I know I’m going to have to do everything right,” said Schroeder, a Democrat from South Buffalo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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