(WBEN) One day after Carl Paladino was elected to the Buffalo School Board, he appeared before the board Wednesday night urging them to take any actions that would be binding on the incoming board members elected with him Tuesday
The outspoken reformer - who ran for governor in 2010- will be joined by two other newcomers, who won in districts where the incumbent was relegated to write-in campaigns. James Samson, a member of the Buffalo and Erie County Fiscal Control Boards and Theresa Harris Tigg, a Buffalo State College education professor, were also elected to the board Tuesday. Three incumbents - Mary Ruth Kapsiak, Sharon Beltman-Cotton and Jason McCarthy- were also elected; incumbents Rosalyn Taylor and Ralph Hernandez were ousted.
VIDEO : SEE HIS SPEECH TO THE BOARD
READ HIS LETTER TO THE BOARD BELOW
SEE Earlier Election Coverage & Results
During Wednesday's board session, Paladino signed up to speak and was given three minutes.
He used the time to again call for a change of leadership in the school system. He said the "people of the City of Buffalo and especially those in the Park District sent a very clear message" that they want change.
Unofficial election results posted Tuesday evening by the Erie County Board of Elections showed Paladino winning the seat with nearly 80 percent of the vote.
Paladino, in a letter to the board, also said the board should refrain from taking any policy actions including executions of employment contracts with administrative or executive staff that would bind the Buffalo School system and the newly-elected board.
The district is struggling against a graduation rate that hovers around 50 percent, among the lowest in the state, and a contract dispute with the Buffalo Teachers Federation that began before the last contract expired nine years ago.
From WGRZ.com... here's video of Paladino's appearance