NY Senate

Catsimatidis will spend big to stop Kulpa from taking Senate seat

Local Republicans are giddy that Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa is preparing to primary businesswoman and fellow Democrat Joan Seamans in the 61st State Senate District, where incumbent Republican Michael Ranzenhofer announced that he will not seek reelection next year. Kulpa


Local Republican Senators betray WNY on leadership vote

A former Speaker of the California State Assembly once said of the relationship between lobbyists and politicians, “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, take their money and then vote against them you’ve got no

NY Senate

Joan Seamans announces bid to unseat Ranzenhofer in 61st district

Joan Seamans, a business owner and former Williamsville Village Trustee, announced her candidacy this Saturday at the VFW Hall on Spring Street.  Seamans is a successful photographer, operating her Main Street studio for many years in the Village’s historic district.

NY Senate

Democrats’ strength in Amherst has Senator Ranzenhofer worried

Democrats’ stunning election night victories in Amherst have sent shockwaves across Western New York’s political scene.  The vote-heavy town is typically a Republican stronghold, but the unpopularity of Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard led to sweeping losses for Republicans who