One in every of Buffalo’s most influential political leaders has died.
George Arthur was 87 years previous.
The information got here from council president Darius Pridgen, who shared it on his Fb on Christmas Day.
He thanked Arthur for “paving the way in which, opening the doorways and setting a typical for elected officers.”
Arthur spent greater than 50 years in native politics, serving because the president for Buffalo’s Frequent Council for 12 years.
He was additionally a delegate to the Electoral School for Barack Obama in 2008.
Mayor Byron Brown despatched his condolences, and referred to as him quote a tireless advocate for optimistic change in our neighborhood.