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In the four-way Democratic primary to represent South Buffalo in the Common Council, Christopher P. Scanlon, who was appointed to the seat in May, was successful,
Scanlon, 31, had the backing of some of South Buffalo's biggest political names, including Rep. Brian Higgins, Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns, city Comptroller Mark J. F. Schroeder and developer Carl Paladino.
Scanlon defeated fellow Democrats Kevin M. Lafferty, 32, Anthony "A.J." Verel, 42, and Patrick B. Burke, 28. With all of the districts reporting, Scanlon garnered 56 percent of the vote to 24 percent for Burke, 11 percent for Verel and 9 percent for Lafferty.
In November, Verel will appear on the Republican line and Scanlon will appear on the Conservative line.