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Bringing Power to the People

Council President Darius Pridgen was the first known full-time cleric to be elected to public office in the city of Buffalo’s history. He was first elected to the Buffalo Board of Education where he served as the Chairperson of the Big 5 School districts and the Student Support Committee. Pridgen was later elected to the Buffalo Common Council and eventually ascended to the position of President of the Council.


He has received countless awards and appointments across New York State. Darius Pridgen serves as the Ellicott District Counciman and is the Chairman of the Rules Committee. He is also a current member of the Board of Trustees at Medaille College, Buffalo New York.


Council President Pridgen, who is an Air Force veteran and attended The Air Force University before completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College.


Darius Pridgen continues to develop neighborhoods, housing, businesses but most importantly people. In his words, he is called to build people, who will build the community and they who will change the world.


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