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Quinn, Pierce, Nevergold Win School Board Seats



Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former Buffalo Sabres executive, a detective and  prosecutor, and an incumbent have won seats on the Buffalo School Board.

Larry Quinn was the top vote getter, with Patti Bowers Pierce second and Barbara Seals Nevergold in third.

Quinn and Bowers Pierce were backed by current board member Carl Paladino, who has been pushing for the removal of Dr. Pamela Brown as superintendent of schools. Paladino now has a majority of board members who have backed him to remove Brown.

Sam Radford of the District Parent Coordinating Council says he's gained two supporters of the DPCC with the elections of Quinn and Pierce. "Our responsibility is to partner with the board of education, but this year we've had some challenges this year. We hope going forward this will improve," says Radford.

After Quinn, Pierce and Nevergold, the only  candidate with more than ten percent in the crowded 13 candidate field was 2013 mayoral candidate Bernie Tolbert with 11 percent . Incumbent John Licata trailed Tolbert and was not re-elected.

 
WHERE DO THEY STAND ON THE ISSUES
Name Unofficial Vote Total
with 97 % of the count in
Biggest Challenge Facing District On Supt. Brown Major Supporters during Campaign
Larry Quinn 8,351 Votes
(17 %)
Change Fire Now Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Carl Paladino
Barbara Nevergold 6,809 Votes
(14 Percent)
District Finances & Deficit Keep Buffalo Teachers Federation, Citizen Action/NYSUT
Patti Bowers Pierce 7,196 Votes
(14 %)
Leadership on Failing Schools Fire Now Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Carl Paladino
 
 The Unofficial Results from the Erie County Board of Elections
 
96 Districts out of   98 Reporting (97)% 
As of Wednesday Morning 5 am
Votes Percent
BUCCILLI, STEPHEN 843 2%
DAVIS, SAMUEL P 3,968 8%
HARRIS, ADRIAN FITZGERALD 1,079 2%
HERNANDEZ, RALPH R 2,578 5%
LICATA, JOHN B 4,686 9%
MISTRETTA, WENDY 2,211 4%
NEVERGOLD, BARBARA A 6,809 14%
PIERCE, PATTI BOWERS 7,196 14%
QUINN, LARRY 8,351 17%
RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO R 3,195 6%
STOKES, GIZELLE 2,766 5%
TOLBERT, BERNIE 5,595 11%
WRIGHT, STEPHON 1,137 2%
Office Totals 50,414 100%

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