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 fundraiser will get information about Austin, meet her and learn about the write-in process, according to the campaign.
There is no cost to attend, but donations are encouraged.
The campaign said a life-sized “Write In Lisa Austin” pencil will circulate throughout Erie during the election season. For more information about the campaign, visit here.
Austin won’t appear on the ballot, so she is working to get the word out about her campaign.
Austin lost the Democratic Party’s nomination by 10 votes to Horton in the primary.
– John Guerriero