Experts can discuss why Buffalo backed socialist newcomer India Walton for mayor

Release Date: June 23, 2021

Jake Neiheisel.

Jacob Neiheisel

Henry Taylor.

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The following University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss the Democratic primary election in Buffalo, in which voters put progressive challenger India Walton in the position to be the first big city socialist mayor in the U.S. in 60 years.

Jacob Neiheisel, PhD, associate professor of political science

Jacob Neiheisel is an expert on political communication and campaigns. He can comment on the race between Walton and incumbent Mayor Byron Brown. He can also address topics that range from campaign ads to voter turnout and voter sentiment.

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Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., PhD, professor of urban and regional planning

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. is an expert on urban development and social, economic and racial justice. He can address Buffalo’s comeback from industrial decline and how this narrative of the city’s renaissance narrative has left out large portions of neighborhoods and people in Buffalo.

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