A Letter from Vanessa

Dear Neighbor,

Last year, I ran for office in Western New York. Before my run, I was an informed voter and a regular campaign volunteer. But there’s nothing like candidacy to teach you the ins and outs of Buffalo’s political landscape.

I found unlikely allies and mentors, fought unexpected battles, and left the campaign trail a better citizen than I entered it.

I survived to tell the tale, and while I don’t plan to run again just yet, its important that I share those insights. Buffalo and WNY need to hear the fresh perspectives of young, progressive Democrats. As a woman of color, who is committed to integrity and justice for all people, I hope to spark a dialogue about how we do politics.  Let’s build a roadmap to a stronger and more progressive WNY region.


Vanessa Glushefski, CPA, Esq.