After waging a semi-active marketing campaign on the Conservative line, sheriff candidate Karen L. Healy-Case stated Tuesday she has modified her thoughts and won’t take part in a League of Girls Voters debate Wednesday in East Aurora.
She is now supporting Democrat Kimberly L. Beaty, the retired Buffalo deputy commissioner and chief of safety at Canisius Faculty, in a transfer that might affect the dynamic of the sheriff election.
“I consider Kim Beaty has the expertise from working within the Police Division and out of doors the Police Division,” Healy-Case stated. “She’s performed extraordinarily properly in each roles, she’s clever, and I assist her.”
The previous Buffalo police lieutenant gained the Republican endorsement final spring, however misplaced the get together nomination to former Buffalo Det. John C. Garcia within the June 22 major. Healy-Case was additionally nominated by the Conservative Occasion, the place she continues to look.
At this late date within the marketing campaign, nevertheless, she is unable to depart the minor get together line. Although she has not actively campaigned because the major, she beforehand informed The Buffalo Information she seen as “necessary” the necessity to take part within the Wednesday debate because the Conservative candidate.
Whereas sources point out some Conservative and GOP leaders had urged her to keep away from even the trace of an energetic marketing campaign in order not to attract votes and diffuse opposition to Beaty, Healy-Case stated Tuesday she now makes a “gut-wrenching” resolution on her personal.