I sent this email to Lovejoy Councilmember/Majority Leader Richard Fontana. As the leader of the Council's majority,he is the one who basically will choose the person to fill outgoing Councilman Mickey Kearns' vacant seat. Jim Keane/Brian Higgins are currently trying to "influence" his choice. Substitute whatever word you want for influence...
Readers of my blog and concerned citizens alike are watching the goings on behind the latest council appointment. Many residents of South Buffalo are aware of candidate Tim Whalen's incompetence and connection to Jim Keane (his brother-in-law). Keane is the Orchard Park/Florida resident still trying to continue on with his 40 year scam on this neighborhood.
I would encourage you and the rest of the majority to consider the other candidates before choosing Tim Whalen. Whalen is clearly a puppet for the self-proclaimed First Families of South Buffalo. Many of us are sick of Brian Higgins and company jamming their stooges (Conrad, Kennedy, Whalen, Fahey, etc) down our throats. We all know side deals are being attempted and we don't appreciate our representative being raffled off to the highest bidder. Be forewarned. Your support of a shill like Whalen could have serious repercussions on your reputation within the city. He represents the neighborhood thieves and if you support him, you will be considered one of them also. Do the right thing. Do not support corruption.