BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Former Buffalo Common Council member David Rutecki has passed away.
Rutecki served on the Common Council in the 80s and 90s, alongside Congressman Brian Higgins. He later served as a vice president at M&T Bank.
Congressman Higgins released a statement on his passing, saying, in part:
"David was a valued Buffalo community leader, a friend to Western New York's Polonia community and a trusted mentor who will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."