Stephens had been operating the city committee for a couple of 12 months earlier than Dickson, who’s her husband, pulled off the upset within the supervisor’s race. She mentioned Dickson’s job as supervisor in addition to no tax will increase beneath his budgets helped the GOP this 12 months.
Democrats outnumber Republicans about two to 1 in West Seneca, however Donald Trump beat Joe Biden by almost 800 votes within the city final 12 months, exhibiting that in some years, enrollment numbers do not matter.
“Simply by sheer inhabitants, does that actually make a city Democratic or Republican? It relies on what the problems are in a group,” Stephens mentioned.
Democrats outnumber Republicans in Cheektowaga by greater than a 2-to-1 margin. The city is commonly seen as a bellwether for election developments, notably in presidential election years.
There have been Republicans on the Cheektowaga City Board, however they’re few and much between. The final GOP candidate to be elected was Angela Wozniak in 2011, and he or she was the primary Republican in 20 years to sit down on the board.
Subsequent 12 months there might be one other Republican, and presumably two. Michael C. Jasinski was the highest vote-getter, and the race between incumbent Democrat Brian N. Pilarski and Republican Vernon S. Thompson was too near name, however Thompson was main by 19 votes.
Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski was unsuccessful operating as a Republican for the City Board in 2005. The subsequent time she ran as a Democrat. She mentioned outcomes on this 12 months’s city races could present a pattern.