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Adamczyk and Herbert off the Ballot, Franczyk Unopposed for Now

On Wednesday, the Erie County Board of Elections disqualified Larry Adamczyk as a candidate for the Fillmore District Common Council seat. Adamczyk allowed that he had not lived in the district long enough to qualify, while arguing that the residency requirement—one year since the last election—is unjust. His residency was short nearly a month.

Meantime, the other Fillmore District challenger, Sam Herbert, was knocked off the ballot on petition challenges. He was nine signatures short of the necessary 500 after those ruled invalid were discarded.

So the incumbent, Common Council President Dave Franczyk, is unopposed for now. Both candidates have three business days to appeal once the decision has been issued.

Also in trouble is the candidacy of the Buffalo School Board’s Ralph Hernandez, who aims to challenge Niagara District Councilman Dave Rivera. After challenges, Hernandez was ruled to have just 299 valid signatures.


  • Bruce Kogan

    That worthless Ralph Hernandez will at least be spared the embarassment of
    defending the performance of Buffalo City Schools in a campaign. Pam Cahill and
    Chris Jacobs can’t say the same.