Democrat Kevin Hardwick announces candidacy for Erie County Comptroller

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jan 10, 2021

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — An Erie County Legislator has announced his candidacy for Erie County Comptroller.

Kevin Hardwick (D-City of Tonawanda) announced Sunday morning that he is running for Erie County Comptroller against incumbent Stefan Mychajliw (R-Hamburg).

“I have lived in the City of Tonawanda for over 30 years. It was here that I chose to raise my family, and I think I have a real sense of what kind of leadership our county needs and deserves. In fact, my doctoral dissertation was on the topic of county government. The current state of the Erie County Comptroller’s office is truly tragic - there is very little ‘comptrolling’ occurring in that office and a lot of hyper-partisan activity,” stated Legislator Hardwick.

Hardwick continued, “I am eager to restore respect for the quality of work produced by the Comptroller’s office. While we all may disagree from time to time, we need collegiality now more than ever. Watching the chaos at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday reaffirmed my commitment to civility and constructive dialogue at a time when our nation is so deeply divided. It is said that ‘all politics is local,’ and I believe Erie County should and can be a true model for good government that represents the will of the people we serve.”

Mychajliw has been Erie County Comptroller since 2012.

The election for Erie County Comptroller is November 2, 2021.