Letter to AV: Clarence Lott on the Mayor Byron Brown and Barbara Miller-Williams
by Geoff Kelly - posted 2:12 pm, November 3, 2011
Last night, we received this letter from East Side political activist Clarence Lott, formerly of the Grassroots political club (to which both Brown and Miller-Williams belong) and now of the East Side Political Network (which is supporting Tim Hogues over Miller-Williams for the District 1 seat on the Erie County Legislature):
Byron W. Brown has officially come off the sidelines in the race for Erie County Executive. Unfortunately, it is not to support Democrat Mark Poloncarz but Chris Collins protege and floor leader Barbara Miller-Williams. Brown can now be heard on a radio commercial stumping for his Grassroots partner. Given how bad Chris Collins and Barbara Miller-Williams have been for city residents, how could Brown not be supportive of real Democrats and the interests of Buffalo? It’s very simple: Grassroots politricks!
Lott goes on to argue that Brown’s adviser and Grassroots partner Maurice Garner “stands to lose his plum appointment at the Off Track Betting Corporation if Collins and Miller Williams are not reelected”:
Too bad Byron Brown can find the time to hit the airwaves to fight for his cronies and can’t bother to raise his voice to oppose closing city clinics, reducing child care subsidies, and defunding our libraries, and to welcome philanthropic support for small cultural organizations.
Lott goes on to note that his candidate, Hogues, has been endorsed by The Challenger and former Assemblyman Arthur Eve.