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McIntyre Falls Short

Bryon McIntyre

Bryon McIntyre

Buffalo fireman Bryon McIntyre lost his tenuous lead in the three-way race for the third and final at-large seat on the Buffalo school board today, when absentee ballots were tallied. Incumbent Florence Johnson won the seat; McIntyre fell behind both Johnson and incumbent Catherine Collins.

So it’s John Licata, Chris Jacobs, and Florence Johnson in the at-large seats.

McIntyre stopped by the Artvoice offices after the voted were counted. You can watch Buck Quigley’s interview with him on AVTV in the morning.

Over at the Buffalo News, Peter Simon keeps insisting that the election was a referendum on Superintendent James Williams. I guess there’s an argument to be made there, though I think that’s simplistic.

This, though is puzzling. Simon writes:

The chances of Buffalo Schools Superintendent James A. Williams retaining majority support on the Buffalo Board of Education brightened today when incumbent Florence D. Johnson captured the board’s third at-large seat…

With Johnson, Williams has four supporters on the board. With Licata, he’s got five critics. Are things really so bright for Williams?


  • Know it all

    Can the absentee votes be verified?

  • Collins was the worst of the bunch. Good riddance.

    http://eagercolin.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/46/

  • Peter

    Rumor has it that Bryon McIntyre is considering the possibility of challenging the absentee ballots on the grounds that Fred Yellen’s name was listed and those who voted for Fred were disenfranchised. They could have voted for Bryon.

  • Know it all

    Lets hope he keeps this thing going. Again, thanks to Artvoice for keeping us informed on this issue. Now, how about an expose on Williams and Co.? Keep the heat turned up!

  • Mike

    Florence and James sitting in a tree, k-i-ss-i-n-g, first comes fraud, then comes marriage, then comes Jacobs in a baby carriage

  • Terrapin

    Anyone working on funding a challenge for Byron?

  • Terrapin

    Bryon, not Byron…

  • Bryon J McIntyre

    Thank You all, I will not quit tring to do what I think is best. My first effort of protest will be Tue. May 19th 11am at the Bord of Elections. we can protest the certafication of the ballots, join me.
    IF ANYBODY THAT VOTED BY THE PAPER BALLOT, AND VOTED FOR YELLEN,- NOT KNOWING HE WAS KNOCKED OFF, PLEASE SHOW UP, AND LET IT BE KNOWN, EXPECIALLY IF YOU WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR ME!
    Peace to you all.

    Bryon 🙂