Although the listing of potential candidates is rising day by day, it now options six Democrats and 4 Republicans. Democrats embrace Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives within the Buffalo Police Division; Brian Gould, assistant chief of the Cheektowaga Police Division; and Bernard A. Tolbert, the previous FBI agent who narrowly misplaced to Howard in 2017.
Others, in line with Zellner, embrace Rick Lauricella, a retired Erie County sheriff’s sergeant who’s now chief of the Village of Akron Police Division; Kimberly Beaty, a former BPD district chief who now heads public security at Canisius School; and Michael F. Reardon, first deputy supervisor of compliance within the Sheriff’s Workplace, who introduced his candidacy on Wednesday.
The chairman labeled Richards and Gould as “frontrunners.”
Republicans embrace John C. Garcia and Karen L. Healy-Case, each retired from the Buffalo Police Division; Steve Felano, a gun rights advocate who lately switched his occasion affiliation from Libertarian to Republican; and Ted DiNoto, a detective lieutenant within the Amherst Police Division who additionally formally declared his candidacy this week.
On the Republican facet, all 4 introduced candidates have opened marketing campaign accounts. However consideration has targeted in latest days on Garcia, a local of Spain who filed a marketing campaign finance report totaling $135,000, by far the richest treasury of any candidate. The entire features a $50,000 mortgage from the candidate, who additionally reported a $2,500 contribution from the 1791 Society political motion committee (a gun rights group), and $1,000 from the Buffalo Police Benevolent Affiliation.