A senior executive who announced the hiring did not disclose the name of the consultant.

BUFFALO, NY – In his tough battle for re-election as a candidate for re-election, Mayor Byron Brown hired a policy consultancy to help him in his race against India Walton.

Mayor’s chief advisor Michael DeGeorge confirmed to 2 On Your Side on Tuesday that a consulting firm had been brought on board, but declined to name the advisor.

Brown first mentioned in a one-on-one interview with 2 On Your Side earlier this month that it was bringing in an outside consultancy.

During that interview, Mayor Brown said, “We interviewed major campaign advisors who have driven very difficult races and been successful in different parts of the country. The good news for me and the people who support me is that all of the advisors we spoke to wanted to be part of this race. ”

Brown then said he would make a decision “very soon” on which policy advisory firm.

The mayor has yet to publicly explain why his campaign didn’t take Walton and your pre-Democratic primary campaign seriously. In a low turnout contest, Walton Brown defeated 11,718 to 10,669.

In the November general election, Walton will have the advantage of being the only candidate whose name is actually on the ballot.

The Brown Will campaign is relying on voters to take the extra steps to register the mayor’s name.