India Walton

India Walton

Buffalo City Council, Masten District, NY

2023 Endorsement

India, a native of Buffalo, NY, and former Democratic nominee for Mayor, has dedicated her career to systemic change in the pursuit of justice and equity. After a decades-long career as a Registered Nurse at Children's Hospital and Buffalo Public Schools, India worked as a community organizer advocating for police accountability, fair housing, and food justice. In 2017, she co-founded The Fruit Belt Community Land Trust, Buffalo’s first democratically run affordable housing organization, and eventually served as its Executive Director. Currently, India serves as the Strategic Director of Roots Action Civic Education, which she co-created with the Roots Action Education Fund to advance equity and civic engagement in Buffalo.

As someone directly impacted by systemic inequity, India is running to govern with the residents of the Masten District as a champion of progressive policies and proactive legislation. Her priorities include improving the housing stock for tenants and homeowners, supporting a thriving business district, and making local government transparent and accessible to all. If elected, India will be the first woman to serve on Buffalo's Common Council in over a decade.

India's experience in healthcare, community organizing, and affordable housing uniquely positions her to advocate for policies that prioritize the needs of marginalized communities. Her commitment to equity and justice has earned her widespread support in Buffalo and beyond.