Politics and Government of Buffalo, New York

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The elected municipal government of the City of Buffalo consist of a mayor, 9 common council members, a comptroller and several city court judges. Buffalo is the largest of three cities within and is the seat of Erie County.

At the state level Buffalo is represented by 3 assemblymen (141st District, 144th District and 145th District) and two state senators (60th District and 58th District) in Albany.

The city is divided between two Congressional districts: the 27th, which also contains southern Erie County and Chautauqua County; and the 28th, which also contains part of City of Tonawanda, Town of Tonawanda, Grand Island, Niagara Falls, northern Niagara and Orleans counties and most of the city of Rochester. Buffalo and Rochester are the largest non-contiguous cities in the United States connected by a single congressional district.

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