Byron Brown wins Democratic primary election for Buffalo mayor

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo’s incumbent mayor Byron Brown won the Democratic primary Tuesday night, with 52 percent of votes. Challengers Mark Schroeder and Betty Jean Grant took 36 percent and 13 percent of the votes, respectively.

If Brown wins in the 2017 election this November, he will become only the second mayor of Buffalo ever to serve four terms.

Schroeder and Grant both conceded the election Tuesday evening. 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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