Erie County, in very-upstate western New York, has a population of close to a million people and includes the city of Buffalo and the surrounding region. It has a County Executive, currently a Democrat, and an eleven-person county legislature, each member of which is elected by district biennially. Right now, there’s a 6-5 split in the legislature favoring Republicans, and the elections are this coming Tuesday for all 11 seats.
April 4th brings another round of municipal elections in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri. You can find these races and more information over on the Mayoral Races page. But one race, in particular, I want to turn all our attention to, that is Couri Thomas running for Mayor in Peoria City, Illinois.
This coming Tuesday, March 7th, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tuscaloosa, Alabama both have their municipal elections. Incumbent Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga faces three opponents (Larry Grohn, David Crockett, and Chris Long) while incumbent Mayor Walter Maddox faces off with activist Stepfon Lewis. Both incumbents should have no problem winning another term.