The Fillmore District encompasses many distinct and diverse neighborhoods: Allentown, the Lower Westside, Marine Drive, the Old First Ward, the Valley, Broadway-Fillmore and Genesee–Moselle. Strong, healthy neighborhoods are instrumental to the success of the City of Buffalo. As Council Member, Mitch will advocate and fight for all neighborhoods in the Fillmore District.
Experience matters and Mitch knows what it takes to navigate through City Hall bureaucracy to get things done. He is the only candidate running who possesses ability to hit the ground running.
Mitch has nearly five years of experience working for the Council, where he currently serves as a Legislative Aide. His service began as an aide to Majority Leader Rivera. He was then promoted to council staff, where he works on behalf of all nine members. In addition, Mitch serves on the Legislation Committee, where, among other things, he assists Council Members with setting the agenda, reviewing legislation and procuring information from both city departments and outside organizations that are vital to items that are set before the Council.
Mitch regularly assists constituents, helping them with issues ranging from Housing Court, Permits and Inspections, Public Works, Streets and Sanitation, Zoning and Planning.
He holds an A.A.S. from Erie Community College and a B.A. from Buffalo State College.
Mitch has served as past board member for the Boys and Girls Club, a former elected Union Stewart for AFSCME Local 1095 and a past board member on the Erie County Senior Services Advisory Board. Currently, he serves on the Erie County Youth Board and Equality New York.
He has lived in Downtown Buffalo and is currently a homeowner on Buffalo’s Lower West Side.