Evans, Austin gain endorsements

   October 30, 2013 9:39 am

Endorsement season continues. John F. Evans, the Republican candidate for Erie City Council,  has been endorsed by the Erie firefighters union and the Erie Fraternal Order of Police in Tuesday’s municipal election. Evans is one of five candidates seeking a seat on council. The others are incumbents Dave Brennan, Curtis Jones Jr., and Jim Winarski,…

Candidates to address gathering tonight in Erie

   October 15, 2013 1:30 pm

The Erie branch of the NAACP will hold a candidate’s forum tonight. The event will be held at the Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. According to the Jefferson Society, among those scheduled to attend are Erie County executive candidates Kathy Dahlkemper and Don Tucci; Erie City Council candidates Dave Brennan,…

Fundraiser for Austin tonight

   October 9, 2013 9:55 am

A fundraiser will be held tonight for Lisa Austin, a Democratic write-in candidate for Erie County Council’s 2nd District seat. Tom Scully, the owner of Scully’s Pub, 408 State St., is hosting what’s called a  “Lisa Austin is the Write Choice” fundraiser from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Beer and pretzels will be served. Those who attend the…

Council candidate Horton to have fundraiser

   October 1, 2013 3:06 pm

The municipal campaigns are heating up in Erie County. And the backers of one candidate, Democrat Andre Horton, are urging supporters to attend what’s called a “home stretch” house party Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be at the home of lawyer Stephen Sebald, 3817 State St. A $25 donation is being sought….

Write in would seem likely for Austin

   July 22, 2013 11:56 am

Lisa Austin will  announce her plans for the Nov. 5 municipal election on Tuesday evening. But really, what else could it be besides an attempt for a write-in campaign for County Council’s 2nd District seat? “If she does run, she would maintain the same political party, which is Democrat,” said Julia Nene, Austin’s communications and PR leader….

Greco’s council race in 1991 was closer

   June 4, 2013 8:41 am

Andre Horton’s 10-vote win over Lisa Austin for the Democratic nomination for an Erie County Council seat was close. But it may not have been the closest in council history. Former Councilwoman Joy Greco, of Millcreek, passes along word that when she ran against 10-year incumbent Robert Walkow in 1991, it was even closer. For that…

Horton gets endorsement in County Council race

   May 2, 2013 12:06 pm

It’s getting to be that time of year — endorsement season. Andre Horton has picked up a labor endorsement in his bid for an Erie County Council seat. Horton, the former president of the local chapter of the NAACP, has gained the backing of the Great Lakes Building & Construction Trades Council. Horton is a 25-year member…