Mychajliw Announces Candidacy For Comptroller

June 3, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM EDT

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Mychajliw Announces Candidacy For Comptroller

June 3, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Stefan Mychajliw, a former television journalist, officially announced his candidacy for Erie County Comptroller.

“Taxpayers deserve someone who puts them ahead of politics. That’s why I am running for County Comptroller, because taxpayers know they can trust me to stand up for them,” said Mychajliw.

Born and raised on the East Side of Buffalo near William and Fillmore, Mychajliw is the son of Ukrainian and Polish immigrants.

The youngest of seven children, Mychajliw attended Buffalo Public School #33 in South Buffalo and the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. The Syracuse University graduate is a business owner who co-founded the public relations firm “Profit Media Group.” 25% of his company’s profits are donated to the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, located in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods.

The 38-year-old lives in Kaisertown where he raises his six-year-old daughter Mia Theresa Mychajliw.

Current Democratic Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was the County Comptroller before being elected to the top job in November. David Shenk was appointed comptroller in February.