Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, D-City of Tonawanda, was unanimously endorsed in his run for Comptroller after being interviewed by the Erie County Democratic Executive Committee on Thursday, January 28th. Two candidates were interviewed, with one formal nomination being made. Legislator Howard Johnson, D- City of Buffalo, placed Hardwick’s name forward with seconding motions made by Chair Gayle Syposs from the City of Tonawanda, Chair Jim Sharpe from the Town of Grand Island, and Chair Terrence Mackinnon from the Town of Hamburg.
“As I told the Committee directly, I’m extremely grateful for their support and honored to have earned their endorsement. I have known many of these people as colleagues and partners in government, even as occasional opponents, and I deeply respect their devotion to their communities and to the committee members they serve. I promised them a victory in November with their support, and that’s exactly what I intend to deliver,” stated Legislator Hardwick
Hardwick continued, “I also pledged to return integrity to the position of Erie County Comptroller. I will effect a culture change in the office which will emphasize respect for the important work done there, for the career professional public servants who do it and, most importantly, for the people of Erie County.”