Buffalo businessman and former candidate for New York State Governor Carl P. Paladino has endorsed Councilmember Christopher P. Scanlon for South District Common Council. Paladino said he is very impressed by Councilmember Scanlon’s leadership, independence and collaboration and hard work on behalf of the South District’s business community in his short time on the council.

“Since becoming South District Councilmember, Chris Scanlon has hit the ground running and has worked closely with small business owners to determine what support he can offer to improve South Buffalo’s commercial strips and better opportunities for small businesses,” Paladino said.  “Chris Scanlon supports a better, more streamlined business climate at city hall and his leadership and independence will make certain that climate improves not only for South Buffalo but the entire city.”

“I am honored and grateful to receive the endorsement of Carl Paladino who is an independent voice for many in the community and through his business and philanthropic endeavors has made South Buffalo and the city a better place to live and do business,” Scanlon said. “I look forward to working with Carl, the South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce and our businesses community to improve our commercial strips and create a more active, sustainable small business environment in South Buffalo.”

Scanlon cited his recent work with the Abbott Road Revitalization Committee on a design and plan for street level infrastructure improvements to Abbott Road as well as a grant program for businesses to improve their existing store fronts and interiors as an example of his collaboration with small business owners.

“This revitalization initiative will improve the aesthetic appeal of a main South Buffalo thoroughfare and help existing small businesses and attract new ones,” Councilmember Scanlon said

Councilmember Scanlon is the endorsed Democrat and Conservative. He has also been endorsed by Congressman Brian M. Higgins, Buffalo City Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder, Assemblymember Mickey Kearns, Buffalo Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Ironworkers Local 6, Council 35 AFSCME, Painters District Council 4, Building Trade Inspectors Local 2651, Elevator Constructors local 14, Goin’ South and several additional community leaders. The primary election is Thursday, September 13th.