In this year’s election for Mayor of the City of Buffalo, voters have a choice between a continuation of eight years of “politricks” as usual, and strong, progressive unifying leadership.
The better choice is clearly Bernard “Bernie” Tolbert.
That is why we proudly endorse and support his candidacy and urge our readers to join us in voting Tolbert for Mayor on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, September 10.
Mr. Tolbert’s background is impressive. And his genuine desire to lead this city, even more so. No stranger to Buffalo, he was born and raised in the Willert Park Projects in a single parent household; a graduate of Lafayette High School and the University at Buffalo, Bernie went on to excel in every career choice from social worker to FBI Agent in Charge to NBA Senior VP of Security.
His decision to run for mayor of Buffalo was genuine and heartfelt. He wants to make Buffalo a better place to live for everyone. And he has the knowledge, the vision, determination, and management skills to make it happen.
After two terms of being hoodwinked, bamboozled and neglected by the current two-term mayor, Bernard Tolbert represents the change we have been waiting for.
His platform on education, crime and safety, neighborhoods, economic development and job opportunity is encouraging, and a signal that he is aware of important quality of life issues effecting all of us.
We believe Mr. Tolbert when he says that he will work to ensure that minority and women owned business get their fair share of all City of Buffalo construction and purchasing contracts. We believe that he will focus on economic development and loans for new businesses unlike the current administration which has, for the most part, blocked or hurt business development.
We have faith that jobs – another of Mr. Tolbert’s key quality of life concerns– will be earnestly addressed; and that M/WBE laws will be enforced under a Bernard Talbort administration.
We believe Bernard Tolbert will be realistic and honest about crime in this city. As a former social worker and FBI agent, he has a more balanced take on the issue and will fight it effectively.
We are impressed with his sense of fairness and integrity. Mr. Tolbert will be the best example of a mayor we can all be proud of and a true role model; not just because he’s a Black man in that position who wears nice suits, but because he will be effective and accountable.
I am amazed at how the incumbent can come into this community every election season and ask for our votes, because he has not delivered to his core constituents – and its been eight years. Where is the city initiated economic growth along Jefferson Avenue, or anywhere else in the Black community for that matter? Where is the economic development and loans for small businesses? Meanwhile, he is cutting ribbons everywhere but in this community.
We are not impressed by Mr. Brown’s claims of progress – most of which are questionable and/or twisted truths., as Mr. Tolbert and the Republican candidate have so effectively brought out during the debates. Indeed, We have a man who tells us we are safe when we are not; that there is progress all around, but not around “us.” We have a person who gets on TV, looks dead into the camera with a straight face and tells us about all the jobs there are in this city…tell that to the brothers holding down the corners day after day.
It’s time for a change. No more wasted votes, please. We have nothing to lose. Only to gain!
If you are unhappy with the current administration and the lack of progress in your community make your vote count.
Join us in voting for Bernard Tolbert on Tuesday, September 10, Primary Election day! He is without question, “A Better Choice” for Mayor!