Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Republican mayor candidate Sergio R. Rodriguez, 32, shares his views on the issues at hand as he continues his campaign to challenge Democratic incumbent Mayor Byron W. Brown. Rodriguez, a Medaille College administrator and Marine Corps veteran,  is the president of Los Tainos Senior Citizen center, a non-profit organization, which serves low-income senior citizens on the West Side. He is also the founding chairman of the Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Committee of Western New York, and the 2011 recipient of Hispanic United of Buffalo’s “Nuestro Orgullo” award. He hopes to address Buffalo’s anemic graduation rates for high school students, high crime rates and the city’s status as third-poorest in America — all issues concerning West Side residents. By Anthony Howard and Lars Lewis