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Decision 2017 - The Race for Buffalo Mayor

Rating: TV-G

Mayoral candidates debated the issues in the WNED|WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo.

Byron W. Brown
Byron W. Brown
Betty Jean Grant
Betty Jean Grant
Mark J. F. Schroeder
Mark J. F. Schroeder
WNED|WBFO broadcast “Decision 2017: The Race for Buffalo Mayor”, a live debate featuring the three Democratic candidates for Buffalo mayor on Wednesday, September 6.

Incumbent Byron Brown and challengers Betty Jean Grant and Mark Schroeder participated in the live debate that was broadcast at 7 pm on WNED-TV and WBFO Radio.  The stations are partnering with The Buffalo News and WGRZ-TV. 

Brown, who is seeking a fourth term, is facing spirited challenges from Schroeder and Grant. Schroeder is currently Buffalo’s comptroller and formerly served in the New York State Assembly. Grant is an Erie County lawmaker who previously served on the Buffalo Common Council and the Buffalo Board of Education.

WBFO News Director Brian Meyer moderated the debate and served as a panelist. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy and WGRZ reporter Claudine Ewing also served as panelists.

The hour-long debate was staged in the WNED|WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo. The event was also be available via Facebook Live.

The community is encouraged to submit questions for debate to #bfomayordebate.

Tune In 

Tune in to Decision 2017: The Race for Buffalo Mayor anywhere! Wednesday, September 6 at 7pm watch the debate live on WNED-TV or listen to the program on WBFO 88.7 FM. The debate will be also be available on Facebook Live and audio will  be streamed live on the web at wned.org and wbfo.org.