“The low-key Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor may get a jolt of energy if challenger India B. Walton succeeds in arranging a debate against incumbent Byron W. Brown.
Walton, a vocal critic of various city policies, has qualified for the June 22 Democratic primary along with Lacandice Durham. In a Friday letter to Brown, Walton challenged him to a debate on a ‘public stage.’ She did not, however, offer details such as when, where or a sponsor for the event.
Still, she set out her goals for a debate as well as a clear challenge to the mayor.
‘Are you willing to stand before the people of Buffalo and offer your vision for the city alongside mine?’ she asked Brown in her letter. ‘And if not, the question you need to ask yourself is, are you fit to lead a community whose call you won’t answer.'”