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.