While the focus of those interested in politics and things financial is about what is happening now, it is always useful to keep an eye on what lies ahead. Public officeholders who build up large campaign funds are usually doing so to ward off future opponents. It’s a time-honored tradition that usually works pretty well. Continue reading
The 2015 election cycle has been not much of anything so far. And it may continue to be such.
Ray Walter is reportedly still a candidate for Erie County Executive. If anyone has seen any positions papers, press releases, etc. please share them with the rest of us.
There are still a couple county legislative seats that are being hotly contested and there are several town primaries, particularly in Cheektowaga where everyone seems to be running for everything, with old loyalties not necessarily being honored. The only significant campaign activity so far this year is with the judicial races.
There will be two new Supreme Court judges elected in the 8th Judicial District plus a new Family Court Judge and two Erie County Court Judges. The news at the moment on these races concerns the ratings of the Erie County Bar Association. Continue reading