BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kevin Hardwick (D) has won the election for Erie County Comptroller, defeating Lynne Dixon (R) and Duane Whitmer in Tuesday's election.
Hardwick is a current county legislator for District 4. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli endorsed him for the comptroller position since he announced his candidacy. In 2018, Hardwick switched political parties from Republican to Democrat.
Dixon the Republican nominee, as well as Libertarian nominee Duane Whitmer, were also on the ballot to replace current comptroller Stefan Mychajliw. Mychajliw is running for Hamburg Town Supervisor.
Dixon is a former county legislator who now serves as associate deputy comptroller. She announced her candidacy in February, following Mychajliw's announcement that he would run for the position in Hamburg. Back in 2019 she ran for the position of Erie County Executive and lost to current Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.