2017 Buffalo mayoral election

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Buffalo mayoral election, 2017
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Nominee Byron Brown Mark J. F. Schroeder
Party Democratic Reform
Popular vote 27,466 10,721
Percentage 68% 26%

Mayor before election

Byron Brown

Elected Mayor

Byron Brown

The 2017 Buffalo mayoral election was held on November 7, 2017. Incumbent three-term Democratic mayor Byron Brown won re-election to a fourth term.


The 2017 Buffalo mayoral race was held to elect the Mayor of Buffalo, New York. The incumbent, Byron Brown, successfully ran for re-election against City Comptroller Mark J. F. Schroeder and Erie County legislator Betty Jean Grant. A Primary took place on September 12, 2017. Mayor Brown won the primary with Comptroller Schroeder as the runner up and Legislator Grant coming in last place. Comptroller Schroeder won the Reform Party primary and was on that line for the general election.




  • Terrence Robinson, founding member of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, member of the Buffalo Preservation Board [4]


  • Anita Howard, attorney



Buffalo mayoral general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron Brown 25,467 63%
Working Families Byron Brown 1,155 3%
Independence Byron Brown 554 1%
Women's Equality Byron Brown 290 1%
Total Byron Brown 27,466 68%
Reform Mark J. F. Schroeder 10,721 26%
Conservative Anita Howard 1,239 3%
Green Terrance Robinson 1,199 3%
Total votes 40,625 100%
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ Dale Anderson (20 February 2017). "Byron Brown on bid for fourth term: 'Our growth is undeniable'".
  2. ^ McCarthy, Robert J. (3 January 2017). "Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder ready to challenge Brown for mayor".
  3. ^ Fischer, Nancy A. (23 April 2017). "Betty Jean Grant makes it official: She's running for mayor".
  4. ^ Staff (22 April 2017). "Robinson announces candidacy for Buffalo mayor on Green Party line".