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Walton’s campaign outworked Brown

By Geoff Kelly

Read the full article from *InvestigatePost, here.

She’d beaten Brown by 1,507 votes, according to the unofficial tally by the Erie County Board of Elections. That’s more than the absentee ballots left to be counted. She won almost 52 percent of the vote to Brown’s 45 percent. Le’Candice Durham, a City Hall employee whose campaign seemed designed to siphon votes from Walton to benefit Brown, got 650 votes, or just over 3 percent.

India Walton, a socialist candidate, poised to become Buffalo, New York’s, first woman mayor

By Jon Campbell

Read the full article from USA TODAY, here.

“Tonight’s result proves that Buffalonians demand community-minded, people-focused government, and we’re ready to serve them,” Walton said in a statement. “For too long, we’ve seen our city work for politicians, for developers, for the police union but not for ordinary working families.”

‘Shock to the political establishment:’ Local reaction to India Walton’s victory

By Thomas O’Neil-White

Read the full article from WBFO, here.

“Walton was well established in the Fruit Belt community,” he said. “Well established had a job had work, etcetera. But like a lot of people close to the ground, she knew that the time for change was now. We could see it all over the place that people were hungry for bold, new leadership.”