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Rasheed Wyatt was endorsed Saturday by the University District Democratic Committee to replace Bonnie E. Russell on the Common Council.

Wyatt and five others submitted resumes to the committee and all invited to appear at the committee’s meeting Saturday. The committee did not identify the other candidates. Wyatt, currently the chief of staff of the Buffalo Common Council, said his priorities were jobs and crime.

“If appointed, I know Rasheed would be a great advocate for the University District,” said Erie County Democratic Committee Chairman Jeremy Zellner, who ran the committee meeting. “I thank former Councilmember Bonnie Russell for her hard work and dedication over the years and I know she will continue to do great work in her new role in Erie County Court Judge Mary Carney’s office.”