No regrets for Betty Jean Grant after primary defeat

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A disappointed Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant addressed supporters at her headquarters on Jefferson Avenue Tuesday night.

Grant decided to leave the legislature in order to run for mayor.

"I gave up the seat to run for this race for mayor because I believe I could have done all I could do as a county legislator," Grant said. "The problems in he city of Buffalo needed to be run from the mayor's seat, and I ran to do that.

Grant says while she did not win, she shed light on issues in the community that Mayor Brown is now addressing.

"Things that I talked about, he's doing now," she said. "We talked about streets not being paved for years. They're being paved now. We talk about sidewalks not being repaired. They're being repaired. We talk about commercial strip having vacant eyesore buildings. They're being renovated."

Grant says she's happy she challenged Brown to do more for the East Side of Buffalo.

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